CSP Discussion > New Design, Search, & More!

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Duncan

2,043 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Hi Everyone,

We’re very excited to announce several major upgrades and changes (some you’ve likely noticed), and think you will be excited too.

New Website Design
The most obvious and striking difference is that today we are officially releasing a brand new design for Can Stock Photo. Our new design features a new logo, vibrant colours, and a new focus on usability, intuitive navigation, and search. The entire design has been rebuilt to make the site easier to use, and provide added focus on our fantastic content. The site is designed to work better with larger monitors, but also be optimized for smart phones and tablets.

While many of our individual pages remain the same, or largely the same, some have been significantly upgraded. Both of our front pages (signed in & not signed in) have been completely refreshed, to provide a new modern look, with more focus on our awesome content.

There have been many other subtle tweaks and upgrades, but instead of listing them all, I’ll let you all discover them.


New Search
We are especially excited about this upgrade, and we think you will be too. In short, our search is now much, much, faster. In fact, we can confidently say we have one (if not the) fastest search engines in the industry, available anywhere. Navigating between pages and viewing results is faster than ever, and we have added more search options to make it easier to filter and refine your search. For people who do regular searching, we’re confident that our new search will save you a lot of time.

Esthetically, our search page has also been upgraded, to provide a more streamlined view. You now have the option to display images in several view modes, including: titles, gallery mode, and detail view.

You can also select “Auto” for the number of images per page, and have your screen filled with the maximum number of results possible, without having to scroll. Just tap the forward/back arrows on your keyboard to shoot through results.

We have also significantly increased the size of our preview watermark images, to provide a sharper and clearer view of our images. But at the same time you should notice that all of our images load even faster than before, despite the larger previews. Cool!


New Foreign Sites
Over the past several months we have been working hard to expand into new markets and territories, and have been rolling out various foreign versions of Can Stock Photo. We are pleased to announce that we are adding 9 new foreign sites, in addition to 13 that we have already added recently. And we have more in the works. Each individual site is focused on its local market and language, providing global exposure that was not otherwise possible.


Updated Payout Schedule
With these enhancements, we wanted to take the opportunity to also refresh our contributor payout schedule, to make it easier to understand, and to accommodate our expanding markets & purchase options. You will immediately notice that unlike other agencies, our payouts have not been lowered. Our credit & instant purchase payout amounts remain the same, which presently work out to an unmatched 50-62.5% commission for our contributors. Subscription sales will see a new $0.35 commission level added. To see the payout schedule, click here.


We hope that you are all as excited about these upgrades as we are. In the coming weeks we will be working on continually tweaking our internal pages to reflect the updated site design, and we are looking forward to incorporating any feedback you all may have.

If you do have any feedback or bugs that you spot, we’d love to hear from you. You can submit a Support Ticket, so that we can get back to you. Or if you’d like to make an anonymous suggestion, you can use the “Feedback” form at the bottom of the site.
:cheers:
Duncan

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flamingolady

536 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Love the new look!
Can you point me to where the info is now on how to make a gallerie, what is a gallerie, etc? I can't seem to find it anymore.

edit #2 - each forum topic needs a search box (I thought the old forums had one but maybe not, as I just went to search for something…)
dee

Edited: July 5, 2011 @ 2:57 p.m.
mg7
14 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Very nice, I like it. Also great to hear about the increased advertising.

Thanks :-)

apotterdd
31 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Awesome Duncan. Gonna take a bit to get used to the new design. I came on after it took effect and thought I'd been logged out LOL.

Looks nice. Gonna check out the auto on the search. I have a huge monitor so we'll see :)

Dwight
80 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Very nice look, Duncan. The new menus have a modern appearance. Bravo!

jsnover

173 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
I like the new options for display of search results - the small mode, for example, offers a great way to get a quick overview of a large number of images. With the mouseover preview, you can quickly take a better look at anything that's interesting.

It took a second or two to locate the contributor features, but I'm sure that's just a transition thing.

I like the blue banner and cleaner look - I'm still not sure about the orange though :)

The searches I did seemed very fast. I had a couple of very odd display glitches with search results, but nothing I could reproduce. One thing that did happen repeatably is that the first time a page of results is displayed, the title has Stock Photography, Picture, Stock Image (one of several phrases) appended to it. Go to the second page and there are no appended phrases; go back to the first page and they're gone.

Oh, and changes in compensation that don't involve a decrease are most welcome :)

Edited: July 5, 2011 @ 3:07 p.m.
evan_ers
1 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Congrats Duncan, et al. Nice look, good changes. It's good to see you guys are staying active and keeping ahead of the game.

wehzet

64 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
looks goooood … but the color .. i do postproduction, dark pics .. and than the sunny blue ;)

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gcpics

461 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
flamingolady wrote:

Love the new look!
Can you point me to where the info is now on how to make a gallerie, what is a gallerie, etc? I can't seem to find it anymore.


Hi Dee, is this what you're looking for?

http://www.canstockphoto.com/forum_read.php?id=5078

It's in the tutorial forum.
Grant.

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mmanderson

6 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
I\'m new here but I already like this site better than the others I\'ve been doing business with. The new design is very fresh. Now if my work would just start selling everything would be great. Maybe with the increase in markets things will start picking up. Thanks for maintaining such a great site!
-Linda

edited to add: For some reason my profile picture has been lost and when I try to upload it again I get an error. Don\'t know if that was caused by the changes or not.

Edited: July 5, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m.
Irisangel

376 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
looks Great!

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addict_photos
1 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Congrats for the new design!
It's so much better than the previous. :)

picture5479
141 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
great new look

sunnymars

66 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Good stuff!!!

Fotogal
2 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Love the fresh new look - especially the orange on blue! ;)

ElaKwasniewski
1 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
WOW Thanks :-)

Pichunter
336 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
I would have liked the subscription download commission on Canstock to be paid the same as Fotosearch, 0.25 is too low.

killslammer
164 posts
July 5, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
It's better than the previous.
Congrats for the new design!

Tempusfugit

25 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
I have had a big surprise when I have connected this morning and saw the whole new look!

congrats! I wish you a lot of success!!!

noonie
8 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 1 month ago)
Looks nice, fresh and new…but I can't seem to add photos to my galleries. Just a new bug, I guess. I'll restart my computer and see if the problem is on my end.