A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 297,171
Currently Running With Scissors:
463 Guests and 24 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Cropping "Hot New Topics"  (Read 1100 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
marimbachick
High Priestess of the Temple of Sexiness
Offline Offline

Posts: 227
Joined: 16-Apr-2005


View Profile WWW
« on: March 27, 2007 06:49:00 AM »

This is going to sound really whiny, I'm afraid, but here goes nothing.

I love, love, LOVE the "Hot New Topics" page...if nothing else, that's what I check when I come to craftster.  But I have to be honest, It drives me nuts when there are several posts on that page that include 10 or 20 or MORE photographs.  It makes for tons of scrolling when I thought the point of the page was to have a quick, easy way to see what people are talking about at that moment.

I don't know much about code, but would there be a way to compact or cut off the posts on that page once they reach a certain length?

Thanks for letting me suggest something!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"We need the Falkland Islands...for strategic sheep purposes."
sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41159
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007 07:14:56 AM »

This is my personal opinion, not my admin opinion...hehe...

I wouldn't like it if the posts were cut off.  I like to be able to see the hot new topic's first post in its entirety.  It might be that 20th picture that's making it a Hot New Topic. Cheesy

I don't mind multiple photos, especially since good, hardy tutorials require lots of photos.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!!  Read the news here.
missamorphosis
"The man who has no imagination has no wings."~ Muhammad Ali
Offline Offline

Posts: 833
Joined: 21-Mar-2006

Butterflies, Buttons, & Crochet--ah, life is good!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007 07:21:24 AM »

I think way too many photos are kinda annoying, especially if they're all huge. I agree that tutorials probably need them, but 10 different shots of the same object isn't always a good thing.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Shade Tree Crochet (crochet/craft blog)
Stitch-Stirrers - prompts and other fun things for the crocheter
sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41159
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007 07:39:58 AM »

I think the ones with more then 10 shots are the ones that have multiple projects on the thread like four different bags, three different hoodies, etc.  There are some like that on the Hot New Topics now, I think.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!!  Read the news here.
leah
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 8051
Joined: 01-Jul-2003

formerly "the craftster admin" - viva craftster!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007 07:51:51 AM »

Interesting points here. I'll see if I can come up with a compromise of some sort.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Want to support Craftster? Find out about becoming a Friend of Craftster!

{ craftastic.com | leahkramer.com | helloadorable.com }
sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41159
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007 07:55:44 AM »

Interesting points here. I'll see if I can come up with a compromise of some sort.


Maybe somehow incorporate the slideshows you used in the last Challenge Entries?  Wonder if you could have threads that appear on Hot New Topics with that many images show up as slideshows instead?

...the thought of how you would code that makes my teeth hurt, but it sounded cool in my head. Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!!  Read the news here.
leah
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 8051
Joined: 01-Jul-2003

formerly "the craftster admin" - viva craftster!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007 08:12:06 AM »

Yeah... I was thinking those slideshow thingees somehow could be used. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Want to support Craftster? Find out about becoming a Friend of Craftster!

{ craftastic.com | leahkramer.com | helloadorable.com }
sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41159
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2007 08:12:55 AM »

Great minds think alike (that's scary)! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!!  Read the news here.
zoster.i
Offline Offline

Posts: 51
Joined: 07-Apr-2006

addicted lurker...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008 02:30:30 PM »

along similar lines, it might be cool just to have a "skip" link at the top of a post, that takes you to the next one. This would also be nice for people who constantly stalk the hotnewtopics and see the same posts several times.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Technical Novelty Swimsuit Trends
Crochet Swimsuit Trends
Bandini Swimsuit Trends
Coral And Poppy Swimsuit Trends
Cut Exclusive: ACW Casts NYFW Fall 2013
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.