We’ve rolled out a new look for the Photo page that updates the page to have a similar look and feel to the home and video pages.
We’ve added a pane of larger thumbnails across the top that is user-navigable. Just click the right or left arrows to cycle. (We will be adding an auto-scroll mechanism to this soon.) And these are viewable in 3D - just click the 2D/3D toggle button at the top right of the page. Make sure to upgrade to the most recent drivers for best performance.
This was done to make it possible for the moderators to highlight more photographers’ work – anything from individual photos to full galleries. With the original format, some users were complaining that their images, or quality images in general, were pushed off the page too quickly by large uploads of files by individual users.
The site moderators will use this top pane to give longer exposure to images/galleries that get high ratings and/or lots of comments. So vote up those images you’d like to see here and use the comments field to request galleries to be posted here.
In addition, we’ve tweaked the upload process to only show three images from any single users batch upload of multiple files. This way, one user’s upload of, say, 50 game screens will not push all the recent uploads off the front page. We’ve also made the recent upload thumbnails bigger and moving all the galleries from the former layout (Awards, Staff Picks, etc.) to the top pane gives us space to show more recent uploads.
Finally, we’ve added a news feed in the left-hand column that calls attention to any photo-related stories posted on the site. These are always called out on the home page, of course, but if visitors come directly to the photo page they may miss them.
This is a work-in-progress and we’ll be making refinements and tweaks as we gather feedback. So please, let us know what you think. What works, doesn’t work, or additional features you’d like to see. This is YOUR site – so let us know your opinion so we can work to make 3DVisionLive.com even more enjoyable for you.