Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneMore Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
Resources Gallery Makeover (REMINDER)So all those sub cats...More Like This
Its no secret that the stock and resources gallery is HUGE. On a scale thats intimidating, complicated and a bit like a bottomless pit of sub, sub, sub, sub, sub cats.
Last year we were very lucky to have a bit of a makeover job in Resources/Fonts and Resources/Stock, however, we are looking with "new deviant's eyes" (Yes, we kidnapped new deviants and stole their eyeballs) to look at our gallery long and hard. HARD.
You can read more about whats going on with this huge project here - http://fav.me/d5xccty
What we'd love to get from you guys
Feedback and suggestions!
Do you know of sub cats that are completely obsolete that we could tidy up and get rid of?
Are there dark alleyways hidden in the maze of resources sub cats that need a light shining on them?
Can some categories be merged, or renamed to make them more logical/useful to todays deviant community?
Exhibition! Neurons!! Glitter glue!!!The 'Imagining Science' Exhibition' for Reading Science Week opened yesterday, and *SalHunter and me have been having a great time drawing neurons, looking at electron micrographs and raising money for Brain Tumour Research http://www.braintumourresearch.org/ , CC75C http://www.cc75c.group.cam.ac.uk/ and our British Science Association Branch http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/reading-science-week-2013 . We're open Mon-Fri 18th to 22nd 9-5pm so drop by if you're anywhere near Reading, UK Michelle Anderst http://www.michelleanderst.com/ has paintings on show too and prints and originals are on sale in aid of our charities! AND we have glitter glueMore Like This
Imagining Science Blog - http://imaginingscience2013.blogspot.co.uk
February's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS!Welcome to February 2013’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.More Like This
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
We continue to grow each month, with more talented artists of a variety of art media!
A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fabulous Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we simply wouldn’t be here.
We usually have an ALL-MEMBERSHIP voting, as we believe this is the Group's Group, but once in a while, we have a few months during the year, where only the Admins. vote.
For February, we had an ALL-Membership voting, and so we thank ALL of the Members and Admins., who took some time out to vote on what they thought were the best submissions for the month-
we appreciate their time and eff