Ok, I’ll be the first and chime in (ok, not the first). First of all, thank you very much for your continuous improvement efforts. I think I speak for many, if not most, that the efforts are appreciated.
I don’t think many would complain about images being bigger! I like the visual of the bigger thumbnails - Can’t really call them thumbnails I guess?
I like the notion of a grid display. Many folks have been asking for it. And I do think a grid of sorts would be good. Having said that, I’m pretty much a structured kinda person. Like things consistent, laid out the same way where it’s easy for the eye to find things. While I think the floating grid is cool looking and how the images resize and adjust to each other, making great use of space… I’m not sure I like the floating grid. If I’m looking for how many views, or when was the latest response, or even the title, all that info doesn’t line up nor located in the same spot. Also, the rows don’t line up. Sure, the entries in the grid are sized according to the image, which then throws off the row alignment.
One suggestion I have would be to take the “About the Critique section” text and info out of the grid/table. Essentially that first “cell” should be an image. So as it’s presented now, the most recent image post is in column 2. (BTW, I prefer to have the grid sorted by posted date/time, not latest activity)
If it’s an option, I would wish to have the grid consistent; ie. each cell in the grid the same size, where all the info in addition to the thumbnail are in the same spot. Let the image thumb adjust to the cell size. Said another way, I think it would be easier on the eye if the tops of each image thumb were aligned vertically. Have enough space in the cell to accommodate H vs. V.
Back on the positive features, it’s nice to be able to see many more image post thumbs. A nice visual to also see the images - more of them on one page rather than serially down the page .
Curious to hear other’s thoughts.
OH, BTW, not sure if this is because of your testing or not, but thought I would mention. When one starts at the “home” Community page and selects the main Category “Image Critiques”, it takes you to the main Image Critique start page. This is were all the categories are listed in bold letters in a box format with blue bars separating all the boxes. Well, “Avian” is not listed in that view. Just FYI. Again, not sure if that’s due to the testing.
Thanks again for the efforts!