This thread was previously called "Photographer(s) Feedback on the new site". With the 'new' site launch 1,5 years ago already, I renamed this thread so we can use it for future general photography-related announcements & discussions.
I appreciate the resolve to make the site better and on that, I offer my sincerest commendation.
The following is just request to add/alter something that I feel may make the photo browsing & viewing experience a bit better IMO.
I know the management may not like to hear it but i’ll say it anyways and I hope other passionate Anet supporters like myself may chip-in to add their thoughts/suggestions.
✈ Make available the cool blue, easy on the eyes background
✈ Ability to edit own remarks right away, currently even the photos in queue don't have any edit option available
✈ Comments with location like before & name of the person. Right now all comments show as anonymous
✈ The photo albums displayed below the photos don't have any titles or album info, if you can please make the album title & album info visible.
✈ Standard photo urls. Earlier http://www.airliners.net/photo/2828814/L/ or /M/ would do it, now there’s this long elaborate url http://www.airliners.net/photo/Antonov-Airlines-%28Antonov-Design-Bureau%29/Antonov-An-225-Mriya/2828814 and if someone makes a change to the airline name like just Antonov Airlines or ADB then would the url still link to the same photo right away or there may be a "The server returned a "404 Not Found" like how its now when you click on any of the legacy links?
I hope Anet can make the older legacy links http://www.airliners.net/photo/xxxxxx/L/ usable
✈ Return of the legacy Photographer’s Corner photo stats, analytics which showed how many photos you had from a particular location, airplane type, year, etc……
✈ Currently, if you click on a photographer name it takes you to the profile page - which is great!
Right below the photographer name is the PHOTOS in db stat but, its not hyperlinked. You can hyperlink that so it takes you directly to the photos by that particular photographer like earlier.
On that same subject actually, the info next to it VIEWS & LIKES can be also be hyperlinked to show photos by that photog sorted as per views & likes respectively.
✈ The info below the AIRCRAFT field has wayy too much empty space & it makes for a very long scroll on the mobile screens when viewing top of 24 or from India etc.... Perhaps cn & l/n can be clubbed in one like earlier? In all my years on Anet I have never searched for l/n.
✈ Because there is so much space available on this left aligned ^ field, Anet can also consider putting a small PC, EC or a TOD badge aligned to the right for the particular decorated image¿
moderators wrote:We are committed to maintaining our position as the #1 aviation photography site, and to continue introducing our talented photographers from over 171 countries to aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
This noble endeavor may suffer due to the daily instapromotion of LAX photos & it's subsequent plugging of the front-page
✈ The TOP 100 link on the top bar can actually be renamed as Top Shots with a dropdown containing: Top of 24, 48, week, month, year, all time
✈ I just took screenshots of the current length of screenspace it takes to scroll through 1 image on the phone (where i feel a growing majority of visitors will be from) vs the proposed display roll which actually can be viewed in profile > photos: http://www.airliners.net/user/vishaljo/profile/photos
Anyways, I appreciate all the hardwork that must have gone into the redesign and look forward to a smooth experience.
Cheers - VJ