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    Yeah I see that now, "Recently Popular" and the other options of Random, Literature, Multimedia, and Characters are all set to display a different number of defaults in that it looks like it tries to fit as many in as possible to the space provided. Styling them to squares/grids can cause double or half empty rows, so not a lot can be done to change that.

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    Yes, please still allow square thumbnails, or just do what I mentioned about what DA does. Third-party modifications are good and all, but I will always feel sore about having to use something that really ought to be a feature...mainly because I have faith that the Weasyl team do things a bit better than the likes of DA or Twitter with their web design.

    The thumbnail/item count does end up varying depending on how much space the items would take - something the stylish plugins don't/can't account for.

    I don't think you'd have to keep generating the old thumbnails. ... at least, if done like DA or the plugins you wouldn't. If you wanted to create something exactly like the old layout there might be complications. Assuming items are <img>s, it might not work. I know one could perhaps CSS a background to proportionally scale (so thumbnails are background elements within the square links), but maybe there's another way.

    Naturally this would run into the same problem again I mentioned though, how automatic thumbnails would centre poorly at times.

    Hrm. I think the former idea works better.

    Honestly I'm a little offended at those that are brushing off criticism as being in a "minority". I think I actually did see the proposed new design when it was being considered in development, but I assumed there would be enough response to avoid such a design. Clearly not many people saw this announcement. I didn't say anything at the time either because I felt like it would be fruitless, or maybe I just... forgot.

    Addendum: Didn't titles under thumbnails used to have the same serif font as the username? The current caption/title is quite faint and thin. I suppose this draws more attention to the thumbnails themselves, but on the other hand it also looks very generic. Museo500 looks nicer than Lucida Sans.

    Thumbnails also now appear to max out at 250px, which I've noticed takes longer to load. Other people have already posted how they seem too big (do they scale/resize with the browser/platform?), but shrinking their scale wouldn't deal with the actual file dimensions. What were the old thumbnail sizes? Maybe 150px would be a better size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayruu View Post
    Honestly I'm a little offended at those that are brushing off criticism as being in a "minority". I think I actually did see the proposed new design when it was being considered in development, but I assumed there would be enough response to avoid such a design. Clearly not many people saw this announcement. I didn't say anything at the time either because I felt like it would be fruitless, or maybe I just... forgot.
    The feedback we're getting is still mostly positive – the preference for a grid view does actually appear to be a minority. That's not to "brush off" the criticism, though. Our development is driven by user criticism. That's how the new layout came to be in the first place: the old layout was our most frequent user complaint, and positive feedback for it was almost non-existent. It was one-sided enough that I'll admit to personally being surprised that there's as much desire to restore a grid view as there is. We're getting enough positive feedback that we're not going to revert at this point, but overall user satisfaction is not what we'd hoped, and that does matter to us.
         
       
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    I'm used to a grid view on most of the art/image sites I go to (FA, DA, 'boorus, Imgur), so I'd prefer the grid view simply because I can scan the grid much easier than I can do the same with a fluid layout.

    And like I said: DA offers both grid and fluid layouts as options. Lots of people might prefer fluid, but a grid option for those who prefer the grid would be nice to have around here. (Especially on the notification center for submissions.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tayruu View Post
    Honestly I'm a little offended at those that are brushing off criticism as being in a "minority".
    The only thing being brushed off is faux criticism, i.e. "oh em gee change is awful, look at all that whitespace". As for actual criticism, it is the minority. However that doesn't mean it's automatically brushed off. There are ton of minor tweaks suggested in those criticisms that are more than likely being considered. I wouldn't really call that "brushed off".
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    I don't dislike the new way the thumbnails look, tho i would have liked that the submissions that already had a thumbnail (that was made on Weasyl) would have stayed the same way, so that only the new submissions could get it. Of course, you can always edit it, but i really find it a pain in the ass, to put it like that, to go over every single submission of mine, just to give them a new thumbnail.

    That does really piss me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KageOkami View Post
    I don't dislike the new way the thumbnails look, tho i would have liked that the submissions that already had a thumbnail (that was made on Weasyl) would have stayed the same way, so that only the new submissions could get it. Of course, you can always edit it, but i really find it a pain in the ass, to put it like that, to go over every single submission of mine, just to give them a new thumbnail.

    That does really piss me off.
    Unless I'm misreading your post here, you don't need to edit each submission individually to give them their old style thumbnail back, you can do it in bulk here: https://www.weasyl.com/submit/thumbnail-select

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiz View Post
    Unless I'm misreading your post here, you don't need to edit each submission individually to give them their old style thumbnail back, you can do it in bulk here: https://www.weasyl.com/submit/thumbnail-select
    Thanks for the link.
    I just got to upset that i didn't really think. /shame on me
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    Quote Originally Posted by KageOkami View Post
    Thanks for the link.
    I just got to upset that i didn't really think. /shame on me
    It's okay, just glad I could help out.

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    I hate the fact that if you do opt out for the old thumbnail layout, all new submissions will only be in the new set up. That makes the gallery look messy being in two styles. So if you want a uniform gallery you have to use the new set up or not ever post anything new. :/

 

 

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