PhotoBlog Update - December 7th

by Ram Ya December. 07, 2016 9486 views

It's been a few weeks since we posted a platform update. Mainly because we were working on official blog and forum. Today we are releasing a new platform update with the following fixes and features.

1. Dedicated place for the Weekly Theme

Members have told us that it is hard to find the weekly theme announcement. You have also told us that it is hard to browse fellow member entries to the theme. We have now created a new tab in the Browse Page called "Weekly Theme". This tab will be updated every week to show the current weekly theme announcement post as well as member entries for the current theme. 

New tab for Weekly Theme

2. Using Amazon Cloudfront to serve images

We are constantly trying to improve the page load time of the site for a better user experience. All of the user images will now be served from Amazon CloudFront. This is a CDN service which serves images from few locations in the world. Since it will automatically serve images from a location close to you, they will load faster. We also plan to improve the mechanics behind serving a small (blurred) image first. This will happen when we do our next design overhaul.

3. Future design update

Photoblog has come a long way since relaunching in July. We have constantly worked on fixing bugs and adding new features to the Minimum viable Product (MVP) we relaunched with. However, to address deep User Experience (UX) issues, we needed to come up with a new design. Here is a snapshot of what we are cooking! If you are interested in reviewing this design further, please request an invitation to our design collaboration tool by leaving a comment below.


Preview of the new design update

We are actively developing PhotoBlog so your suggestions are most welcome. Please do comment below if you would like to shape the future of PhotoBlog. 

Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness!

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Gonia 4 years, 6 months ago

I watched " leanr" and "community" different sites and NOW my email box is full of notifications all these places I watched! PLEASE turn off these notifications coming to me! From photoblog I turned off all notifications, but I can't do it form " learn" and "community".

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Gonia 4 years, 6 months ago

Hi Gonia, I have changed the forum status to "mature" to prevent it from sending emails to all users. Please check in the next 24 hrs and let me know if you still get any emails from the forum. You will still get emails from the threads you watch in the forum, to un-watch a thread please go to this page to find which threads you are watching


4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Goshaa 4 years, 7 months ago

Why I can add pictures only in one small size?

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Goshaa 4 years, 7 months ago

Hi @Goshaa, Sorry to hear that you are having an issue after the update. Do you get any errors when trying to upload large size pictures? Could you kindly send me the photo you are trying to upload to [email protected] to test it?

I will get our engineers to check as soon as possible.

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 4 years, 7 months ago

since yesterday I can not upload the pictures, I read on a forum that other Members also can not, I see on forum that 7 December so some of members can upload. It is difficult write about development when you can not upload shot :(

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Krystyna Knypl 4 years, 7 months ago

Hi Krystyna, Sorry to hear that you are having trouble uploading photos.
Do you get an error message when you try to upload photos? Can you please email a sample photo to [email protected]? Thank you for the feedback.

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl Replied to Ram Ya 4 years, 7 months ago

Done! I've send to you.

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels Replied to Ram Ya 4 years, 7 months ago

I am experiencing the same issue. The message for me say upload in progress. Do not close window. But it never progresses even if I leave the window open. Many thanks. Also thank you for making it easier to find the weekly theme

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Amy Daniels 4 years, 7 months ago

Hi Amy,

Thanks for letting me know. We are patching this bug tomorrow and I will keep you posted here as well. Can you please confirm what is the name of the browser you are using, is it Safari?

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels Replied to Ram Ya 4 years, 7 months ago

Dolphin. It is a newer search engine

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 4 years, 7 months ago

Cool. Getting better and better.

4 years, 7 months ago Edited