Please remove unlimited scrolling
Hello. I like the new design but I think unlimited scrolling is a bad choice for this site. It was very easy to find the painting I'm looking for when there were pages but it's very difficult with the new unlimited scrolling. For example; I want to see mid to late works of Dürer. I go to the artist's page and list artworks by date. When there were pages, I could quickly skip to 6th or 7th page to find later works but now, I have to scroll and scroll and scroll each time I want to find later works of an artist. Please bring back the pages and remove unlimited scrolling.
scrolling could be better. for example when I am at 1-560 out of 1000 or something, and i click on one of the painting, it jumps to the painting page, then i come back, i have to scroll and reload all the way from 1-20 down to 1-560 where i was at. FRUSTRATING! or you could make it whenever click on a painting it opens a new tap so i still have the page where I was at.
For iPad and iPhone, unlimited scrolling is a GREAT and MUST HAVE feature, please KEEP it. Even for web, I think that functionality is great too.
Gav Toye commented
This. Can they please have normal pagination (in the url) so I don't have to scroll through EVERYTHING just to get to whatever. It is a nightmare. Cheers.
Exactly there is huuge problem. Pagination is important as the artist may have thousands works. But, When I want to open the artwork in new window, it does not work. When I scroll through the library, I want to open several paintings in new tabs. Right now, If I want to see an artwork on eg. page 7, it directs me to detail page with the painting. When I go back, I want to be returned exactly where I ended up scrolling, not try to unfold everything from beginning... please fix it! it is not usable at all.
I'd also add that the default action of clicking on a painting thumbnail should be to open that painting's page in a new window. Otherwise you end up scrolling through the entire list of paintings repeatedly, which also slams your bandwidth usage.
Please, is so simple as put page numbers instead numbers of painting. Any amateur site have that feature. This suggestion was done almost three years ago. I thank you a lot if you implement it, please, please...
Please add an option for pages back in. I find the unlimited scrolling much less easy to find specific works. Combined with the way the different painting aspect ratios interconnect like tetris pieces, the overall browsing just feels much more sloppy than it used to be before unlimited scrolling was implemented.
Re: 'Probably many people are interested in latest works. We can easily add such sorting within current design'
Very agreeable but:
That says so much about the understanding and research on differentiated user requirements, and how that information shapes your design strategy.
It says it is a technology led change - far to much 'Agile' influence.
Yes, serious minded users do not want this. I imagine they prefer the cataloguing system of a library over that of a shopping platform. Your bad. Too much commercial influence.
I wanted to second this-- recently I was trying to flip through all of Realism, and had no way of returning to my place. Some kind of filter option for date would work too.
in artist page and in artworks item too. thank you
Hello I'm the Op. It's not only that, with pages, it's very easy to:
- Go back and forth between artworks.
- Mark location of the artworks. (e.g. Picasso's cool works are at the 7th page. I'll come back to this later.)
- Continue browsing from where you left. (E.g. Okay I left at the 6th page. I'll continue from here later.)
None of these are possible with the new design. It also hurts your finger scrolling that much.
Thank you for the consideration.
We are discussing paginated view for artist page, probably we can add separate page for it later, aka 'academic view'.
Probably many people are interested in latest works. We can easily add such sorting within current design.