I am running Maxthon ver. 1.6.3 & have a very hard time viewing the site. Some of the pictures & menus load while others just show an empty place holder. Is there a bug in Maxthon, or something I should do differently? The first few times everything loaded fine, & I have not changed anything on my PC. It looks & loads in Firefox just fine, so I am using it for now!!! Thanks Brian

Posted by stovall 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Site Feedback

Hello, I have some feedback regarding the site. First, the page width is a little too big. On 1024x600 resolution there is a horizontal scrollbar, which seems kind of useless to me and takes up vertical space. Secondly, the link named Feedback on directs to;=faq, as does the link named FAQs on the Contact Instructables page. Third, a button to hide the search header would be a nice feature, it's unnecessarily big and takes about 1/6th of vertical space on resolution of 1024x600. I hope I explained understandably and that you can make some tweaks. Firefox 21.0 Windows 7 Home Premium

Posted by rein365 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Design of site?

Hi people. Could you say ma something about site design?

Asked by Broneplenka 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Love this site!!

Love this site. I have great fun with my son making many cool things. This site has also made me more aware of junk I used to just throw out that can be used to make cool stuff. Just had to finally say THANKS for the awesome site and contributor's. All my best. //rick//

Posted by rickdf 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Help with the site

I posted this in the Help section but no one responded. I can see the smaller icon sized photos that indicate which images are to appear in the instructable but when I hit the next step, there are no images at all. I checked my browser and can't see any problem on my end. Any suggestions?

Posted by ThePanda 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Electronic part site? Answered

I have been to many sites, just trying to find one that carries, well, everything! I'll go to one, and it'll have a whole bunch of led's, but no resistors, or a whole bunch of switches but no led's. I end up spending a fortune on shipping by ordering parts for a project from 5 different sites. I would like to find a site that has all these things in one place. leds switches resistors capacitors transistors most other basic electronic stuff. Share your site!

Asked by kcls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is this site a scam or is it good? Answered

The site  is: I just wanted to know because i sent them a song and they sent me some information and a contract. The email says: Congratulations! We are impressed with your song lyrics (BLANK) and I’m happy to tell you that we have accepted them to be set to music and Professionally Recorded! We have many credentials and accomplishments and we hope to add your song to our list. With sales, radio air-play, television, motion pictures and live performances a prolific songwriter can easily earn in excess of One Million Dollars! Please open and read the attached letter and contract. Our contract is for your benefit. It protects you as 100% owner of your words and provides that you receive all money that they may earn, in addition to, our "Cash Bonuses"! I look forward to a rewarding relationship. Respectfully, Ronnie James President, Horizon Music (615) 417-1945 The contract says:                                                                                      SONG RECORDING CONTRACT                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Date: May 25, 2011 Songwriter: Vincent Dolliole I would like for Horizon Music to produce a professional recording of my song listed below: (Blank)                                                                                                                                                     Horizon Music agrees: 1. To compose music for the Songwriter’s words and produce a professional song recording using five Nashville musicians and one Nashville singer. 2. To provide the Songwriter with two compact disc copies of the completed song within approximately three weeks from the date that their contribution is received in full for that song. 3. To submit the song to music industry professionals as Horizon Music deems appropriate. 4. To ensure that the songwriter is paid 100% of all money that may be earned by their words from sales, radio airplay, television, motion pictures, live performances and to pay $80,000.00 Cash Bonus for each song that reaches the Number One position and $20,000.00 Cash Bonus for each song that reaches the Top Ten position in the internationally recognized Billboard Magazine Chart. 5. To edit the Songwriter’s words only for phrasing and commercial time allotment and to protect them from plagiarism to the best of our ability.                                                                     Songwriter agrees: 1. To make a one-time contribution of $369.00 for the song listed above to be professionally recorded. 2. To make a partial payment of $_______________________ (minimum $123.00) and send the balance in payments that are convenient for my budget. I understand that I may use a personal check, money order or use my charge card below. 3. Please charge my: Name on Credit Card: ____________________________ Amount $_________________ Card Number: _______________________________________________ Expiration date: _______________ Check song style preference: ____ Country ____ Pop ____ Christian ____ Rhythm & Blues ____ Rock Print, sign and mail one copy of this contract with your contribution to: Horizon Music, P.O. Box 292006, Nashville, TN, 37229 If you do not have a printer, e-mail us your regular address and we will send you copies by regular mail. _____________________________________ _________________________________ Songwriter’s Signature Ronnie James, President

Asked by VinceJDJ 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

****kool knex site****


Posted by assasin 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago - Site launch

Hey guys,I wanted to let you all know I just launched my new hacking site. It's oriented more toward game console hacking but it has a bit of everything, like this site. Please check it out and leave me feedbackThank youDIGG IT -

Posted by Joe426 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Site not Working on PS3

I was trying to get onto Instructables on my PS3 earlier, but all I got was an error message. The error says: 403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. Is this site not allowed to work on the PS3, or is the Ps3 blocking it for some reason. ~thanks

Posted by qwertyboy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Site Navigation and Search

Hello everyone!  I'm having some trouble with navigating / searching the site.  When I am browsing and I select most popular, it doesn't seem to sort in particular order. When I sort by views, it shows them in descending order, but when using most popular its a hodgepodge of results.  Also, is there anyway to search the site by materials used? It would be awesome if I could say I've got these parts / pieces, what could I make with them?  Thanks! Tim

Posted by Fxguy 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Is there something wrong with this site? Answered

I'm checking to see when the next weekly contest begins and i see a thing for Recycled bottles so i click on it. The start date for it is from November. How is it a weekly contest when it's from last week?

Asked by N1K1_1NC. 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Is a good site?

I was just wondering if anyone here has ordered from before. I read many reviews and some said it was horrible while others said it was great. I already made a small order of almost $20, will it come or not because some people said their stuff didn't even come. Please just tell me what you think of it, thanks for your help!

Asked by ikestarm17 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago

Site search box? Answered

Where is the search box on this site?

Asked by bigbbubble 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Why i see a ERROR ?

Asked by mantux100 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Why did you change what was good? This new site is awful! I see pics with no idea of what I'm looking at because the titles and brief descriptions are gone. I can't even hover and get a mouse over text. BTW - the pages don't format right in my OS / Browser combo - couldn't you have tested this first? This was a great site that needed no tweaking. Sad, so very sad....

Posted by johnclifford77 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how do I unsuscribe? Answered

I would like to unsubscribe

Asked by silverhead53 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

this "To view larger images, please sign up" feature is the worth ever ! when will it be removed ? Answered

This "To view larger images, please sign up" feature is the worth ever ! when will it be removed ?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Any way to always go to full site on mobile site?

I have been on the mobile site a lot recently and every time I go to the site it is the mobile version (I like the nonmobile site better) Is there a way to permanently  go to only the computer site?

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Site release with tiny updates

I just released a set of small changes, most of which are under the hood helping admins do their job a little easier.  The things you may notice are: we removed the gmail address importer as nobody but spammers was using it :( image deletions from your library are fixed search term is retained if you enter one and choose 'Graphical Search' instead of the google search button forum topic preview is now formatted correctly As always, file a bug if you find any problems!

Posted by rachel 8 years ago

Site takes me to malware

I was interested in going to the site on the off grid solar panel that I recently got an email about. The reference take you to a malware site

Posted by richardnml 6 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago

what are the newest proxy sites?


Asked by devone10 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Wahoo! Inter-site Connectivity!

So, I was browsing around my usual hangouts today when a curious sight caught my eye. A reference to Instructables. Pictured is the picture I saw, and the link. Take it how you want, but I think this is significantly cool.

Posted by Bigev 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Photo sharing (site suggestion)

I did a quick forum search, but didn't find anything that really fit my idea, but I've seen a lot of really cool things on instructables, followed some step by step or took the idea and customized a few steps or two, but wouldn't it be nice to have a section to share your own photos of the projects you've started by way of inspiration of an instructable (like Think Geek's "customer action shots")? Show what people have done with an instructable, how they modified/improved upon/or spectacularly failed (but got a great photo!) following an instructable.So call this a site suggestion: a column on each instructable possibly parallel to the comments where people can post their results. Especially with the many great creative minds here.

Posted by dizzytired 10 years ago

has the site been down? PS, the text editor won't load.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

gifts? Answered

Whats the best gift site?

Asked by Sean_Voodoo 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Full site closes mobile browser

When browsing the site on my iPod (Safari, up to date), whenever I hit the option for "full site" at the bottom of an Instructable, the browser closes completely. No messages, it just closes, including any other pages open as well.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

New site layout

I like the new site layout. I'm sure others will have a problem with it but change is typically a good thing. It will just take some getting use too is all.  Keep up the good work!

Posted by mpilchfamily 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How do I change my password on this site? Answered

The "Normal" links do not work! I keep getting "Done" "Error on page" at the bottom of my browser! My PDA was stolen with all of my personal information on it and I need to change my password "Like Yesterday"! I can not fimd an Instructables site "Contact us" link like most sites have!

Asked by Normjr 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Nice Changes to the Site!

I really like the new layout, with the different drop down menus, and the tabs. It looks really good. Anyway, just my 2 cents, nice job Instructables team.

Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Site suggestion

It would be really helpful if there was an option when you upload a photo to have it as the picture for the form topic and not for the photo under the message, and an option to have the photo for the photo under the message and not the form topic photo.

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

site navigation

Do you think that the site could be easier to navigate? i think that if you could choose how many items were listed per page e.g. instead of 20 per page, you could have 100 or more. it would make it easier because you would'nt have to click next page as many times. another thing to make the site easier to navigate would be if the names of the 'ibles, questions ect were listed in each category in alphebatical order, so that you could easily find an instructable by name.

Posted by RedScoutMonkey17 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Instructables doesn't use HTTPS for its logins

I just noticed instructables doesn't use https for its logins, which is terribly insecure.  You should secure at least your login (and preferably the whole site)

Posted by zkus 3 years ago

Putting my instructable on my site?

I want to be able to put my instructable on my website. It would be nice if I could have all the fancy image notes too. As my instructable really is missing a lot with out them. If have tried a whole bunch of ways. Anyone have any ideas?

Posted by CowGuy 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Just about done with this site

This site has jumped the shark.  It used to be a good place to find DIY projects of all kinds for all skill levels.  Over the past few years, it has changed in the following ways. - The majority of new instructables on the site involve elite technology - 3D printers, laser cutters, etc - that are too expensive or require a membership to Techshop or similar to have access to them.  In other words, they are mildly interesting to see what's possible, but of no use to the average person. - Many instructables are just implementations of things that can be commonly found on Pinterest and are being passed off as original ideas. - Drug content has started showing up as instructables.  While I understand that some states have legalized cannabis, not all have, and I don't want my family to be exposed to it. - "Collections" may be useful in some cases to pull together instructables on a common theme, such as photography or boat building, but they are overused so much that they clog up everything else on the site.  Again, it's an example of people posting without creating any new content. - I'm a non-paying member of the site and the ads and other "recommended links" have started taking over everywhere. For years I've been following the site and checking the recent instructables posts almost daily to see what's new.  The site continues to meet other's needs, and that's what's important, but I'm sorry to say that it's no longer worth my time.

Posted by webman3802 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

layout of the site

why does instructables have to change the layout for the worse every time i get used to the old one? this most rescent one is horrible! it just might make me quit the site. ***edit***  i didnt realize how whiny this sounded until after i posted it. i dont like that there is a drop-down for the different channels in the catergories. and the tape around the pictures in the instructables are annoying. the main screen doesnt fit onto my internet window any more, i have to use a scrollbar at the bottom to see it all

Posted by Dr. Who 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

site question

Recently my latest "make" I shared here won the honor of being Featured. Thanks by the way.  :) I also won a premium service for 3 months as a result. My question is, after it expires, will my account go back to its original state? or will it be frozen? I like to know these things before I go further since I had this happen to me at another site. Also I kind of like my account and it would be disappointing if my current account would get messed up. Thanks. :)

Posted by Treasure Tabby 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Method or option for switching off the Irritating Site Jingle on every tab when signed in

As an instructables user signed thus I know how nice Instrutables used to be with out this child like Jingle on every tab ! Where is the option to turn this auto play jingle off please?

Posted by T3DT 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

2 suggestions I have for the site.

Firstly, I think we should be able to reply directly to the topics posted in the "Site updates" category.  The reason why I think this is because otherwise discussions on recent updates spill everywhere else, such as other forum topics, or ibles, or answers, and that just creates a discussion irrelevant to the original post.  This happens especially on knex instructables. Second, I suspect this might be already done, but I think we should have an option to be notified of when someone we subscribe to posts a forum topic.  Note I said "Option" since some people might not like getting notified on when people they subscribe to post topics, while people like me might want that.  If it's already happening, I really don't see any evidence of it at all. In any case, thanks for taking the time to hear me out.  Peace.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I looked around but can seem to find a way to search within a category.  Is there any way to do so? Thanks.

Posted by CaptainJester 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Deleting a draft collection?

I accidentally created a copy of one of my draft collections, anyone know how to get rid of it?

Asked by DerDok 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Join plaster of paris and clay

Can a clay ware be joined to a ware made of plaster of paris

Asked by KhobbyB 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

Awesome animation

A great idea for animation, doing everything in a room and letting the drawings interact with reality. Enough words... just watch.

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

I am having difficulty loading my picture to my profile. Pls help. Ajah

Asked by ajah 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How can I browse all the instructables faster? Answered

I am new to this site, (this is my first post on any forum, ever) I want to look at all the instructables but being on dial-up waiting for each page of thumb-nails to load then selecting pages at bottom. I can only go as far as three pages. Each session I have to work my way, three at a time, untill I get to the pages I have not seen. Any help? Thank you in advance. This is the best site I have ever seen. And YES I voted. (repeatably) I am selecting Tech as my category because I do not see a category for Administrative stuff.

Asked by notmyfault 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

view all comments link.

I cant seem to fint the view all comments link for any of the instructables anymore. Did they take i away or somthing?

Asked by cousinles 9 years ago

How do you add favorites?

This may sound REALLY STUPID, but how on earth do you add things to favorites( I'm VERY new).

Posted by theophilus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What has happened to Christmas?

Has there been some sort of Grinch around? Really, it is the second week of advent already, and I still see no signs of it here...

Asked by gruffalo child 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Keep getting an impolite page?

Every time I go to view an Instructable, a page displays saying "that was impolite" and I can only go to the home page. Why? 

Asked by djsfantasi 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago