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« on: November 12, 2012 06:52:43 PM »

I would like to give some feedback about the thumbs on the home page - when I want to browse the projects on the home page I often can't tell what anything is until I open the thumb because they are zoomed in so close. This wastes a lot of time. It would be nice if there were a more "elegant" solution, where perhaps a full size photo displays when you hover the cursor over the photo, or an option to open a whole page of the selected category. Anything would be better than having to open each image to browse. And, when I'm sneaking a peek at Craftster while I'm at work, it increases my risk of getting in trouble for screwing around!  Wink
Just a thought.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012 05:12:06 AM »

Thanks for your input and I bet sweets4ever or jungrrl will be along and give their thinking on your idea. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012 06:39:17 AM »

Thanks so much for your input!!  Always appreciated.

We actually do the Featured Project thumbnails like that totally on purpose.  We want them to be "teasers" that entice people to view new threads, explore the community and enjoy possibly new crafts they might not have otherwise thought to discover.

If you are viewing at work, and want to minimize the chance of getting caught Cheesy, a better option for you might be to view them via their blog post.  Each set of Featured Projects has an accompanying blog, which has the thread titles included.  For example http://www.craftster.org/blog/october-17-2012-featured-projects/  While thread titles might not always perfectly describe the projects, it could give you a better indicator.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012 10:47:52 PM »

Each set of Featured Projects has an accompanying blog, which has the thread titles included. 

How do we find these, please?  There used to be a link on the home page to the current list of featured projects, but haven't seen that in a while.  Went back through a few pages of the blog and didn't see anything.  I do like being able to see the thread titles along with the thumbnails, and all in one spot.  Thanks---
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012 07:13:15 AM »

Each set of Featured Projects has an accompanying blog, which has the thread titles included. 

How do we find these, please?  There used to be a link on the home page to the current list of featured projects, but haven't seen that in a while.  Went back through a few pages of the blog and didn't see anything.  I do like being able to see the thread titles along with the thumbnails, and all in one spot.  Thanks---

There will be a new batch up today, so they'll be easier to find on the blog! Smiley  The last batch got pushed down into the blog since we've been trying to do at least one blog a day.  We're busy busy! 

There are a few ways to find the Featured Project blogs.

-Click on Articles and type "featured projects" in the search box.
-This handy dandy link http://www.craftster.org/blog/category/craftster-community-spotlight/featured-projects/
-This link, which will take you to a page of ALL of our featured projects (rather than just the blogs) via the thread tags.  This link may take longer to load since we have sooo many featured projects Smiley http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=featured_project
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012 10:21:39 PM »

Did a search using the basic search field on the right side of the page but never thought to look under the Articles section (in fact, I didn't even know that's where the blog resides)!  That first link is a perfect gateway -- thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012 06:52:30 AM »

Did a search using the basic search field on the right side of the page but never thought to look under the Articles section (in fact, I didn't even know that's where the blog resides)!  That first link is a perfect gateway -- thank you.

You're very welcome!
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