CSP Discussion > New Design, Search, & More!

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AlgolOnline
93 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Ow! My eyes….

Like the colours actually, (our own site is bright blue and orange), but this is a bit too bright for me. Will remember to wear my shades here from now on :)

planavocado
4 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Congratulations on the new look! It is a great overhaul. I liked the old one too, the muted gray was cool, a bit nerdy. But honestly I don't care if the site is gray, blue or black… what really matters is the speed of the site - I have no idea how you did it, but it's fantastic! I love it and I'm sure stock buyers will love the speed even more. Well done!

I have a question concerning one particular change on the new infrastructure: The old design had a direct link to "CanStockPhoto Galleries" on the top of the page. The gallery link has been placed in a subcategory of "Community" on the new site. Is this because the galleries are not important? Who are the most frequent viewers of the galleries statistically … The content contributors? Or the stock buyers?
If galleries are only viewed by the contributors, I understand the decision of placing the link in a subcategory. If galleries are viewed by stock buyers, then I would suggest a direct link from any page as in the old days.
Concerning the categories displayed at the bottom of the front page, I guess they are there mostly for search engine purpose (?). Does visitors use these links? I clicked the "women" category this morning, when in that category I tried to change my search, but it was not possible. Seemed like the search was stuck in "women". Just to let you know.

ARAK7
1 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
I Like the new fresh layout and design.

As a contributor I always liked the projected review time.
Have missed it or am I looking in the wrong place.
Please reinstate that feature.

thanks,

Ar

brandedhorse
3 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
very nice csp!

planavocado
4 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Spend the last 4 hours searching and navigating the site. There is definitely something wrong with the search function. I can\'t narrow down the search more than one word. And when making a new search, it seems like I get stuck in the old search term.

Also using the \"browse stock photos\" function: for example under architecture, details… it\'s full of pictures that has nothing to do with architectural details…. like a woman\'s bottom and a cupcake, not to mention design elements and such. I don\'t think it was like this before?? Or maybe I\'m wrong.

I love the speed of the search, but on the other side, if the search is full of irrelevant photos that cannot be sorted, the speed doesn\'t help much.

P.S. where did \"exclusivity\" go? No more exclusive files :?(

Edited: July 6, 2011 @ 9:30 a.m.
Duncan

2,043 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
@planavocado - I will send you an email regarding your search trouble. There should be no problem searching multiple words, but I want to get more information from you so we can determine what issues you're experiencing.

The "Browse" page is updated, so the results should look more representative now. The "exclusive" flag is being updated, but they certainly have not been removed.

Regarding galleries, we placed them under "Community" as we felt that was the most appropriate. We made a concerted effort to minimize the number of navigation links, to avoid confusion. Galleries are still used by buyers and are useful, but would not justify their own top link.

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Duncan
CSP Admin
planavocado
4 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Thanks for your reply Duncan.

I will answer your email right after this.

Concerning exclusivity: so please to hear it's only out of the game while you update.

About the galleries… since a search in "Keyword Search" and in "Browse Our Library" gives the same search result, couldn't "Browse Our Library" be exchanged with "View our inspiring galleries" or something. Or could "View our inspiring galleries" get a spot inside the Get Started box??

animotaxis

603 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Great job!

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http://www.animotaxis.weebly.com
Paul_Cowan
34 posts
July 6, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Congratulations on the upgrade. A comparison between the previous pay scale and the new one would be nice.
(PS: In Firefox the last four or five letters of each line in the forum posts seem to vanish into the void)

Edited: July 6, 2011 @ 1:31 p.m.
PlanctonVideo
9 posts
July 7, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
I like it :)
Congrats.

mgs

136 posts
July 7, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
i was going to ask the very same question - and upon reviewing the forum arak7 beat me to it……

it was a very nice feature to see the PROJECTED REVIEW TIME…..the new layout appears not to have this feature - or is it perhaps buried somewhere? if possible would be nice to bring back that feature……….

Duncan

2,043 posts
July 7, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
The average review time will be back shortly - it's just replaced by the new site design announcement at the moment.

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Duncan
CSP Admin
Edited: July 7, 2011 @ 7:53 a.m.
SML

32 posts
July 7, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Great new design, I like the look and feel, fresh, super colors and very professional. Thanks

pix2go

183 posts
July 8, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Very nice!

it should help to promote site for bigger sales!
thank you!

cheers!
:cheers:

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TaThoms
Tania and Jim Thomson
k_t_g

326 posts
July 8, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Wow, been gone for a bit since live can be preoccupying and wham, this place morphs.

Love the new layout.
Just don't know about bugs and the similes are still broken though. Oh well.

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Imaginations that sparkle.
Oh no its Fall. Run away!
maigi

9 posts
July 9, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Great! Looks good. Positive vibes. Keep on! :)
Just a little note: I would love to see a little lighter gray area around the front page images. Current is a little bit eye-catching. Right now it's #E2E4E9 or something, but #f0f0f0 would be nicer IMHO.
I love those drop-down menus!!! So cool!

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Edited: July 9, 2011 @ 3:19 a.m.
Crysrob
101 posts
July 9, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Nice fresh new look!!

tsmarkley

107 posts
July 9, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Great look!

chickrockguitar
1 posts
July 10, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Nice look, but there seems to be quite a few bugs…

For example,
1) When looking at pages of a model, if they have more than images than one page, it seems to show random images from the photographer, instead of page two etc of that model. For me, having all images of a model this is the main reason I use CanStock… it would be a shame if this wasn't fixed.

2) A lot of the time when trying to add images to light boxes, it says can’t be found… and you have to keep refreshing the image page.

Just a couple of the bugs I have found.

Just to add, I have tried emptying my Internet cookies and temp files etc. This doesn’t seem to make a difference.

dmitrimaruta
1 posts
July 12, 2011 (7 years, 4 months ago)
Very good!
i am new here… but i like it very :) keep doing