I'm getting used to Eclipse. I still think it's inefficient as Hell, but at least I've figured out where all the basic functions are hiding.

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Magnus-Greel's avatar

Me too. I'm limping along on it.

RandomGuy012345's avatar

It most certainly is.

Though I'm glad they re-added the D&D-function for subfolder and collections.

It's very clunky but it's slightly more efficient than the "one step at a time"-way to move collections it had on release.

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TCattProfessional Traditional Artist

The "D&D-function?"

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"Drag & Drop"

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TCattProfessional Traditional Artist

OHHH! HAHAHAHAHA! You say "D&D" and I immediately assume "Dungeons & Dragons." I was very confused there for a while. Yeah, drag-and-drop is definitely a step in the right direction. I'd like them to remove some of the layers burying the functions I need to navigate the site, but I think the idea was to "unclutter" the interface to make it more aesthetically pleasing, and you do that by hiding functions under multiple links. I just think they went too far, making the site so minimalist that nothing is intuitive. On the old site, functions ABC&D were all on the same page. Now, you have to click A to get to B to navigate to C to find D. Sure, the load page looks better with just A on it, but if D is your goal, just finding it can be a pain. Whether it's engineering or web design, a strong balance between form and function is the key to success. The old site was function over form. This site is form over function. Neither is the right approach.

Darianblood's avatar

I think I read once if you had to get stung by jellyfish every day eventually you'd get used to it.

That's pretty much how i feel about eclipse

WrathOfThePrimarch's avatar

I've barely used DA since the switch. =/

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TCattProfessional Traditional Artist

I've noticed a strong drop in the amount of art appearing in the groups I follow, so I'm guessing you're not the only one.

WrathOfThePrimarch's avatar

I've not been on dA since... I just can't even bother with the website tbh.

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Yeah I'm getting use to it as well. Course that still doesn't make it a GOOD system.

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TCattProfessional Traditional Artist

No, but at least I'm finding my way around now and not just bumbling around like like a blind monkey clicking random buttons.

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That does help

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Agreed. I still want to know if I can bill DA for killing my mouse button with this new user unfriendly UI,

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That would be nice!

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