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Website Unusable without Endless Scrolling...

I have grown used to most of the changes now, some I love, some I still don't like but I accept those are mostly issues of taste. The experience browsing blip on my android app is pretty good, but on PC it is still diabolical.

I have a decent resolution monitor at 1920x1080 but the images simply don't fit. Often portrait images don't fit in the viewable area in one go even with careful scrolling. It's ridiculous. For any image I have to scroll to get any text at all.

The old blip gave images and text much more similar status.

I accept that there may be some who love the sizing as it is, and that it may work well on mobile devices with touchscreen scrolling, but that's not how I use blipfoto on my PC and I don't seem to be alone in that.

I miss the pleasure of browsing journal entries and being able to see the image and at least the title and a few lines of text for at least most of them without having to scroll.

I wonder if it would be possible to have a setting in my profile, or even in a cookie, that let us select a smaller image, or an alternate layout, or just a smarter algorithm to detect the size of the browser window?

Please?

Pretty pretty please?

cyclops

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I agree. My personal opinion is that the new site leans too far towards those who use hand held equipment. Personally I want to see people pictures at a size where I can appreciate the nuances of the shot and that means a PC sized screen and not having to scroll to see all the picture.

Jerra 4 votes
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I also agree with all that cyclops says and would very much like it if the blip people would answer our concerns. I can't believe they don't read this forum and even if they are not going to do anything about it, I would rather know that than not be told anything! What is the point in needlessly alienating your customers?

sylviacebula 3 votes
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I agree that having to scroll to see the whole image on a pc is just about the most irritating thing about the new site (white background being my other big hate) as it kind of defeats the object for a photography site!
An answer to a point that I raised on their blog page suggested that they only respond to questions sent direct to them.

Missycat 2 votes
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they are taking far too long to sort out basic problems . apart from the fact that this should have been sorted before re-launch . you'd think with more money behind them they'd have more resources to sort this out

monkey 1 vote
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Monkey what makes you think they have more money behind them? There has never been any mention of money changing hands in the partnership.

I also understand the change was made early due to the pressure of complaints about the old site not working properly.

Jerra 0 votes
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Jerra . i can't see why they'd start a partnership with out money coming into the equation . they didn't mention the direction the site was going , why would they mention money ., after all ,we're only the site users .as for the early change , i think it's fairly obvious this was to do with the partnership , not pressure from users

monkey 1 vote
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@monkey:
money is not the only reason to start a partnership...there's also LOVE you know?...;-) and i doubt anybody form blipfoto ever reads this subcontracted zendesk...why should they?...but i know it would be EXCELLENT to have a reply from them...

disdatdudda 1 vote
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Jerra, BlipCentral would have to be insane to splatter Polaroid branding all over the site, even to the extent of changing the URL and allowing them to dictate the design, without taking any money in exchange. Polaroid have bought a large chunk of shares in Blipfoto Ltd -- how can there not be money involved?

Veronica 3 votes
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I will take your word on the shares but I am fairly certain I have read/heard somewhere no money changed hands.

What is your proof that Polaroid has dictated what the site should be like?

Jerra 0 votes
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isn't the fact that now the site is polaroid|blipfoto and NOT blipfoto|polaroid "proof enough that Polaroid has dictated what the site should be like"?
(but this is now a different topic...not that it matters...anymore...)

disdatdudda 1 vote
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To me the name means nothing I have been envolved with a number of circumstances where names were arranged for what tripped off the tongue best. Polaroid Blipfoto to me runs more easily then Blipfoto Polaroid. Couple that with the fact that Polaroid is an international name more than blipfoto.

I am interested in the financial situation as I am puzzled that polaroid should be in a position to pump cash into Blip when in late December (after the announced change) it needed the approval of a federal bankrupcy judge to sell a 68% stake in polaroid to a Minnesota family to raise cash.

Jerra 1 vote
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I totally agree. Sizing on the android app is fine but not on my laptop, and many, if not all, entries are much better viewed on a larger screen.

Jamjar 0 votes