New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by kipling » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 am

A couple of observations regarding tags:
The tag input method is now only in the design edit page. This is only accessible by the uploader. This means that tag editing by privileged tag editors (ahem) can't touch these in the new gallery. Feature or bug? ;-)
When viewing a tag, the page could do with a title.

Oh and another idea for the landing page: one of the horizontal lists could be the initial uploads of the last N new users, if that is preferred to the large tile of the latest design of the newest user.

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by MtnViewJohn » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:15 am

Oops! I forgot that I had tag editors. I can add that back.

I have made the gallery track the last design that a given user has viewed and the landing page has a different view when you navigate to it and there are designs that you have not seen yet. Having the landing page always display new designs as well as popular designs is probably a better approach.

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by MtnViewJohn » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:16 pm

Tag editing is fixed, but not with the old user interface. Tag editors will now see an EditTags button that will navigate to a tag editing page.

The gallery landing page now always shows the latest designs and the most popular designs (as well as some random designs).

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by kipling » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:19 pm

Nice

... But now none of the links from the front page to the designs work! Click thumbnail -> nothing. The other Newest/Oldest/etc pages are fine. :-/

Or is it my browser?? The correct link shows up on mouseover, and if I copy link, then paste into address, it goes there correctly. That was MacOSX/Firefox. I'll try MacOSX/Safari... Nope. iOS/Safari... Nope. It seems to be trying to do an internal jump without reloading the page, and that destination doesn't exist at the time of click.

On browsers tested, the length of each list on the landing page scales WRT browser width, but only on load, not on window resize. However, I am not sure you want to reload the page on every window resize event, so maybe this is fine. Most people don't resize windows as often as I do.

Usability: On the landing page, it may not be obvious where users (newbies) can see further new/best/random pages ... their gaze will be in the page centre, not the top left. So maybe a "More ..." link next to each category heading, or hyperlink the category heading.

... and maybe for variation, "Most popular" list on landing page could be "Some popular" which randomly selects anything with ≥N votes, with probability weighted by votes.

Tag editing: "twirly thing" is now tagged "test".

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by MtnViewJohn » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:51 pm

I fixed the broken links in the front page. The internal events don't work on the front page, so I changed them all to simple url navigation.

Yes, the front page code does not track window size changes. I think this is good enough.

I like your idea of randomizing the popular designs. I will put in "More..." links as you suggest.

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by kipling » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:10 pm

Further testing of Gallery II

Two-stage delete button on list page works, both in backing out of delete and confirming delete.

Browser back (arrow, keystroke, swipe) when design is open doesn't close expanded design (tested MacOSX Firefox and Safari)

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by MtnViewJohn » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:02 pm

Back button now closes designs

'view more' links added on the front page. I decided to go with boring text links for these.

All the pages have titles now so that looking at your url history makes sense.

There was a bug that made it very hard to navigate back after viewing random designs. I had accidentally made the site "sticky".

The popular designs on the front page now has more variety.

On a side note, we were not getting any new users because I broke reCaptcha and nobody could register (except for that spammer).

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by kipling » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:50 am

Pretty sure I've tested everything I can think to test. I haven't tried any MS Windows or Linux browsers, but Firefox and Chrome should be standard across platforms. Has Edge been tested?

So close to prime-time?

Ah! I've just noticed that /gallery2 is the default gallery, at least to the link in the banner. The link in the middle of the home page still points to /gallery

... and you have "Newest designers:"

... and the small/medium/large I hadn't noticed before, but it seems to work fine. (although this doesn't work on the front page, I assume by design.)

So anyway, job well done - really nice work.

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by kipling » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:15 pm

I just noticed another difference between /gallery and /gallery2.
The vertical frieze tiling seems doesn't extend the full height of the item.
See for instance
https://contextfreeart.org/gallery2/#design/2932
https://contextfreeart.org/gallery2/#design/2955

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by MtnViewJohn » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:48 am

The old gallery used old-school table layout for vertical frieze designs. The new gallery uses modern CSS with floating divs, but it's harder to get right. I think I can fix it.

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Re: New and Improved Gallery: Feedback thread

Post by sompuya » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:13 pm

Ah! I've just noticed that /gallery2 is the default gallery, at least to the link in the banner. The link in the middle of the home page still points to /gallery


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