dutchspotter1 wrote:Any update on the JustPremium ads? I'm seeing them more often than ever and would appreciate it if this can be removed.
No update on any ads.
Lumix wrote:In answer to the reason why hits are massively down, I would make the following comments.
I'm another who rarely looks at a.net any longer despite having done so almost daily for 12 years or more and having around 5000 photos in the database. Basically, it's not a pleasant experience due to the jumbled up layout after you search for anything.
Before the 'upgrade' one could get a nice orderly list with thumbnails one below each other and on a typical screen could see perhaps 10 at a time before scrolling down. The most important part of the info is the Registration, and now you have to hunt for it. There's no logic to the layout whatsoever.
Now it's all over the place with double spacing and spread all around under sub-headings. There's no need and it looks a mess! No wonder hits are down.
The info should be laid out similar to before. ie:
As above, this covers around an inch or so of space.
Then, if you click on the thumbnail, you get a larger version of the photo but not necessarily the full size version. That might involve yet another click. Now you have to scroll down the page to find the info. again the Registration is somewhere over on the RH side of the page. It's infuriating to say the least.
Underneath the photo there is a scrolling horizontal bar containing more of your photos that detracts from what you are actually looking at. As for the info, you then need to scroll further down the page and again the layout is a mess.
I can well see why a.net regulars are departing to other similar databases en-mass.
As others have commented, the previous site had it's problems but at least it was nice to look at.
Anyway, that's just my thoughts on the matter...
We actually received this E-mail last night:
Over the next few weeks we'll be working on a major overhaul of the Photo Details pages. Before we begin, I want to open up this issue for any feedback or suggestions you might have. Are there any elements you'd like added to the Photo Details page? What can be removed or improved? What can we change that would make the Photo Details page perfect in your eyes? What do you hate about the current Photo Details page?
We will be starting the Photo Details redesign from scratch and not simply modifying the existing page, so keep that in mind. Also, we will be updating this email thread w/ our progress during this overhaul process.
Please respond here w/ any and all of your thoughts, comments, concerns, suggestions, wishes, etc.
Please note that this was sent to the crew and we are giving/have given our honest opinion and relayed all the wishes that users have mentioned. I have confidence that we will get a much cleaner and nice photo page once this work is completed. So in short, a major overhaul is in the works.
Lumix wrote:again the Registration is somewhere over on the RH side of the page. It's infuriating to say the least.
Huh? I don't recognize this issue at all.
Lumix wrote:Then, if you click on the thumbnail, you get a larger version of the photo but not necessarily the full size version.
There is a setting in your profile that enables you to always view the large version by default.