April 7th, 2006

Karate

The New Look of ScrapBook

Title
The New Look of ScrapBook

Short, concise description of the idea
I don't really like the new look of ScrapBook and wish that you could give users the option to revert to the old look.

Full description of the idea
I simply think that the old look of ScrapBook was simply more pleasing, functional and easier to navigate through intuitively. The new one looks far too cluttered and junky with all of the "untitled" and picture sizes below each pic. It makes me feel like I'm being compelled to title and annotate every picture. Navigation between pages is also now more of a reach because I have to move the mouse all the way back and forth across the screen to flip between pages. And finally, I don't like the way that the new look clips my pictures down in the thumbnails. If someone is browsing for things contained in borders, or is concerned with shapes that extend to the edges of a picture, this trimming in the thumbnails makes for a lot more work and is very frustrating. I know it makes for cleaner lines on a preview page, but it's really a big pain. PLEASE, if nothing else, get rid of that trimming down thumbnail feature!!

An ordered list of benefits
  • Choices for users on how their ScrapBook handles, plain and simple.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Obviously, the programming effort involved in allowing users to choose a style of ScrapBook.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Allow users to switch back to the old look of ScrapBook. However you wanna do that is fine by me. Thanks for listening.
pinkie pie
  • mendel

Add "Previous", "Next" to navigation strip

Title
Add "Previous", "Next" to navigation strip

Short, concise description of the idea
Add links to earlier and later entry pages in the new navigation strip

Full description of the idea
Sometimes it's hard to find the links to older and newer entries on users' styles. Putting "previous" and "next" (or "older entries" and "newer entries") links in the new navigation strip (announced here) would mean not having to decode someone's style in order to get around in their journal.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Navigation strip can be used to navigate the FOURTH DIMENSION

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Feature creep in the navigation strip (but "older entries" is pretty fundamental navigation)

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Plan
  • Implement
  • Test
  • Deploy