PhotoBlog Update - September 21st

by Ram Ya September. 21, 2016 3690 views

It’s been a busy few weeks in terms of product development and site’s progress. I would like to update you regarding the tasks we are releasing this week.

1.  Numbering individual photos for ease of referring to them. A lot of users have asked me to bring back the old site's photo numbering system so that they could refer to the photo by its number when commenting.

Image number is shown next to the image

Image number is shown next to the image

2.  We would like to facilitate better photo referencing in comments. To that effect, we have added a "comment" icon next to each photo. When you click on this icon, it will take you to the comment box and reference that photo automatically. So you can just start typing your comment for that specific photo. When a photo is referred in a comment, it will convert into a link to that specific photo. This way, a comment reader can check which photo the comment is referring to.

How to reference/link an image in a comment

How to reference/link an image in a comment

You can also manually refer to a photo by typing the # sign and the photo number. For Example, "I like #3 photo for its bokeh effect".

3.  Progressive lazy image loading. Sometimes post layout breaks if the browser takes a while to download full format photos. To avoid this layout breaking issue, we are first loading a small image and gradually converting that to a high-quality photo. This also yields a cool loading effect when you scroll down to photos in a post. Still a beta release, we will improve this further in the coming days.

4.  Sorting of blog post snippets. You have requested for the ability to sort posts. Now you can sort posts in user home page and category pages.

Sorting post pages by latest, popular, oldest

Sorting post pages by latest, popular, oldest

5.  Linking notification links to the actual event. For example, if a member favorited your image, the notification will take you to the relevant image.

6.  Improving readability in our post grids (larger fonts)

drop capital option in the editor! This is a really cool effect that gives you a bigger first letter in your paragraphs. I hope you all like it. This option is available for any paragraph with more than three lines.

Click on this icon for Drop Capital

Click on this icon for Drop Capital

Next release.

1. Profile header section redesigns for better presentation of information

2. Image EXIF data

3. Official blog

4. Forum launch (We are looking for moderators to help us. Please PM me if interested)

As always, if you encounter any bugs, please let us know via comments or feedback forum. Thank you all for your patience with us.

Image i took during the Open Street day in Toronto. Kids decided to have a race in the middle of the road

Image i took during the Open Street day in Toronto. Kids decided to have a race in the middle of the road

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Zoe Conway 2 years, 1 month ago

Hey I absolutely love how user friendly the site is. I really like how you can see your blog stats so like how many people look at your blog on each day etc. Just wondering would there be the possibility of getting something like google analytics where it can tell you how many people are coming to your blog from various places? It would just be interesting to see how many come through from facebook etc. Im an engineering student hence why I love stats!

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Zoe Conway 2 years ago

Hello Zoe,
Thanks for the suggestions. Improving our stats page is one of the main goals for 2017.
Thanks for the suggestion.

2 years ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

Jus testing this new addition #5. Cool

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

I really appreciate the efforts you are making to make this a great photoblog.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Antonio. I am glad to be spending time on a product that I enjoy using.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 2 years, 2 months ago

All sounds good!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Becky Brannon 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you, Becky!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Longchamp Henri 2 years, 2 months ago

I'm stunned by the quality of your job.
Well done !

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Longchamp Henri 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you, Henri!
It means a lot to hear from users who have been here for so long!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Ram! Great instructions! Nice to know we're making progress! I was especially glad to hear the EXIF data is nearly here! Your "kids race" is adorable!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Thank you, Jay.
EXIF delay is due to a redesign effort attached to that sprint. It will come soon :)

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 2 months ago

Kool! Thanks, Ram! I appreciate your fine efforts!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Leslie D 2 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful updates! I'm especially pleased with the numbering format ~ thank you. It's great to see an active Admin/Owner after being abandoned for so long.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Leslie D 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Leslie.
Also note that you can reference any image like this #2. If you click on that you will be taken to that image.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Leslie D Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 2 months ago

(Testing) ....I really like #5. On your mark - get set - GO!
(It worked!)

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Leslie D 2 years, 2 months ago

Nice!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
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