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April 28, 2012


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I'm assuming a few of you might be missing the plans for DA's new thumbnail layout so I have to make a journal entry about it, I urge everyone to head over to the planned feature's [journal] and leave your input (even though DA seem to be ignoring absolutely everyone even though they leave the same crit), you'll need to be a BETA tester but that can easily be turned on/off in settings.

To give a quick overview I took some shots of my own gallery, though it doesn't quite look as awful as it is since these are shrunken:


:bulletgreen: Neat and Tidy


:bulletred: HUGE thumbnails making you see less art at once
:bulletred: Zero breathing room between each thumbnail
:bulletred: Organized grid all gone
:bulletred: Ugly white rim for "odd" picture sizes
:bulletred: Cropped titles
:bulletred: Near unreadable Folder and Comment text under titles
:bulletblue: I guess the left align text is kinda nice though....?

Most of all it will make all your art blur together and give a cluttered unprofessional look, it also takes longer to get a good overview if you're skimming for something in particular....



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deimudderseigsicht Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the new design is horrible...i cant handle it at all..its fucking chaotic
Kopuli Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There used to be an option for disabling shadows under thumbnails. Is that gone completely, or just a premium feature now?
you tell me...
kathrynandmaxine May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
O_O I would die...
Davey-the-6th-moon May 6, 2012  Student Writer
I look at this new layout and I can't see any room to breathe. If that makes any sense.
It just looks unsettling.
Mia-Sehana May 2, 2012  Student Writer
i like it and hate it all at once. Why can't they do a combination of the too? You know like making the thumbnail bigger when you mouse over it?
Zerasu May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I-It's a joke, right? D: It's got to be a joke.
Ayumi-Nemera Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with :iconhi-pi1029:

I don't mind the changes. :/
Hi-Pi1029 Apr 29, 2012  Student General Artist

... I actually like the new layout. Please, this is nothing to whine about. If they changed the thumbnails so they would be cropped in some way, or the titles obnoxiously large/small, I would understand. This looks nice, in my opinion. The grids forced the thumbnails to be shrunk down so I couldn't see anything on a device smaller than a laptop. Seriously though, aren't nice-sized previews better?
It does crop too tall images in a really ugly way, though none was included in my screenshot. When previws are this big it also discourages people actually clicking on it to get a better look since it's already so clear. From what I've heard phone surfing people say new is worse for phones too.
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