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My dislikes on the new "browse" page. Answered

Well first of all, I'm all for changing "explore" to "browse".  I like that.  

What I DON'T like is the really huge thumbnails and how there are only 12 instructables per page, as opposed to 20 in the last layout.  I probably wouldn't even post this topic if there was an option to change this layout to an older form, but alas, there is none I can see (unless it's in the settings or someplace I overlooked).  Most people who look at this site don't have vision problems and thus don't need bigger icons.  

That is all.

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hbguck

8 years ago

i dont know what you geeks are talking about......  i just sign on to see interesting projects......    all of a sudden i have to have "pro" membership requests .....    and everyother time i sign on there is some worthless page showing up that asks personal questions..........

I HAVE A PERSONAL QUESTION.........   HOW DO I STOP THIS!      I JUST WANT TO SEE PROJECTS.   I AM NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR OPINIONS OR COMMENTS......   I HAVE ENOUGH OF MY OWN    

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DJ Radiohbguck

Reply 8 years ago

Get your own forum topic to rant on. 

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kelseymh

8 years ago

I've been gone for a few days, but at least today (2 Apr 2010) the Browse page seems to be back with the 5 x 4 display of nice "little" square thumbnails.

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ewilhelm

8 years ago

Try this:
https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?layout=text

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LoneWolfKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks for the "clickable version".

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kelseymhewilhelm

Reply 8 years ago

Once upon a time, that was a visible option for all users.  There were two little icons next to the featured/recent/etc. and you could switch between the tiled and list views.  Perhaps that option could be restored?

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~KGB~

8 years ago

omfg! i hate it too!!!!!

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Bartboy

8 years ago

I seem to only get 8 instructables.
two rows of three and then a row of 2.
I am using Mac OS X 10.5 and Firefox 3.6
But it might have something to do with the fact that my screen is only 7".
Damn Netbooks...

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gmoonBartboy

Reply 8 years ago

Nope, that's exactly what I see (reply is below; from yesterday.)

Windoz desktop, FF 3.6.2, 26'' LCD monitor.

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gmoongmoon

Reply 8 years ago

Never mind--that missing instructable is an ad.

I turned on adblock a couple months ago due to a ton of popups...

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stale56

8 years ago

I'm only getting 1 across and 7 down.
I think mine is wierd, its just like the bar on the right, but the pictures are slightly bigger, and the description goes to the end of the page.

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kelseymhstale56

Reply 8 years ago

That's quite weird.  Are you using Firefox, or a different browser?

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kelseymhstale56

Reply 8 years ago

Well, there's your problem.  IE doesn't follow all of the standards.

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tyep

8 years ago

I agree, I like the older way better. I've just switched to a netbook and the big thumbnails will wear out my scrolling panel (j/k). But it is nicer to see more projects on one page. Less clicking and easier to keep up with all the recent ones.

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gmoon

8 years ago

I get a 3x3 matrix, but the upper-right corner is always empty. So I see 8 total.

Before the current change, usually two squares in the upper right were dropped.

Using Firefox 3.6.2 (which updated just today...) in Windoz. But the missing square(s) has been happening for 2+ months.

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ItsTheHobbs

8 years ago

I agree, I would rather have more small projects per page than fewer large ones.

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lemonieItsTheHobbs

Reply 8 years ago

Thumbnails are supposed to be just that. Big pictures are fine, but while we're still allowing crap to be published it doesn't work right.

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kelseymh

8 years ago

I'm with DJ on this one.  While I do think the thumbnails in "5-across" were a bit small, these are just overwhelming.  Perhaps there's an intermediate size that might be considered?  Hmmm....3....5....what comes between them?

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kelseymhLoneWolf

Reply 8 years ago

Screen shot?  It was 4-across and 4-down for a long time, then became 5-across and 4-down, as DJ says.  Now it's 3-across and 4-down, with really big pictures.

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DJ Radiokelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

In about 3.14159 years we will have 1/2 across and 4 down.

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LoneWolfkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Haha, that's not what I meant  :)  

You had said quote, "  Hmmm....3....5....what comes between them?"
I said "I'm pretty sure it's 6" as a joke.

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kelseymhLoneWolf

Reply 8 years ago

Ah, I see.  Hee, hee, hee, haw, haw ...

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LoneWolfkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Wow, you reeeallly sounded like you were laughing *rolls eyes*   :)

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DJ Radiokelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

We used to have 4 across and 4 down, I noticed it changed to 5 across after I went pro.

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lemonie

8 years ago

You see 'em better, but for thumbnails I prefer smaller.

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