As you've all noticed, unless you just figured your dosage was off (or are on the mobile site), our new desktop redesign is now live. We know that there will be a lot of strong feelings about specific changes, and the change in general, so we hope you'll let us know in the comments how you feel about this.
But first, I'd like to take you on a little tour.
New Ways To View Galleries:
The next stop on our tour is that we've added some new ways to view galleries! Previously we had our player view where you click through images. We know that a lot of people prefer to see it as one long vertical scroll so we added that as an option under the "List View." The "Grid View" is similar to the "View All" from the old player view...
BUT! The biggest new addition to the gallery experience is what we're calling our "Lightbox." You can find this view by click on any image in Player View, List View or Grid View. It'll automatically open a fullscreen gallery experience that's easy to navigate and some people find it to be a much cleaner and easier experience.
We've added a few things on the homepage in the new third column related to you guys.
The first is that we'll now be featuring our favorite comments we see.
Now before you all get out your alts and start thumbing up your own comments, this is completely at the discretion of the staff and there's no way to game this. Thumb-bots need not be engaged.
The second is "Today's Allstars" which breaks down the top three contributors in various categories from the last 24 hours. Sure to see some familiar faces in here.
Now when uploading any media type you can upload your own thumbnails! There are two ways that can do this.
- You'll be prompted in the upload process (except on videos) with the option upload thumbs. The reason you won't be prompted for videos is because they have to be processed before you can edit.
- Editing through the "Submissions" tab in your profile.
Also in the media edit, we've opened up more interesting stats to uploaders daily/weekly/monthly/all-time stats. This is an area that we'll be adding more interesting and useful stats for you. If you have suggestions or requests, please let us know.
So that's the basics. There's some other stuff lurking around in the new design, but for the sake of brevity I'm keeping it short. Now we'd love to hear from you after you've had a chance to look around. Let us know in the comments what you think. We're all ears. If you choose to email us instead, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now when looking at a video or gallery (or anything else for that matter) and want to jump straight to the comments, you can just by clicking the comment icon.