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Users, you may now sort your tutorials

Posted almost 13 years ago

I launched the new version of the site on the pretext of getting it out the door quickly, so everyone could use the site's new features. To do that, I skimped out on a couple features with the intention to pick up those extra features within a month of the site's release. I did nail down a majority of those issues and features in the first few weeks after release, but one thing that has been notably missing has been tutorial sorting. Until now, that is.

Go ahead and check it out: most-commented Photoshop tutorials. On each page you can now sort by date (the default listing), rating, comments, clicks, and saves. Unfortunately it wasn't something I could just toss in there in a couple minutes; I had to change a few things around on the backend. The result of fiddling with those changes is that each page view on the site is roughly 25-50% faster. Not too shabby when you add new features to the site and it reduces load on the server.

I know this feature should have been in there earlier and I know I haven't been adding a lot of stuff to the site in the past few weeks, but this is a good start to getting back into the swing of things. Hopefully it'll help a lot of you out; sorting by comments and by rating in particular is something that I find particularly nifty. So feel free to help everyone out by rating tutorials and commenting when you want to share your experiences on a particular tutorial.

avatarMentalTrans almost 13 years ago

Like the new feature Zach!

avatarxiao almost 13 years ago

Just wanted to ask you for that :p

avatarxiao almost 13 years ago

The only thing I miss is sorting of the search results

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 13 years ago

That'll be something coming in a future update, xiao. :)

avatarKristopher almost 13 years ago


This is a pretty good update!

avatarjdonner almost 13 years ago

I don't find this an important update. What's really lacking is that you can't search in a category. I always come here to find something specially related to Photoshop, so if I enter something in the "Find a tutorial" box, then I don't want to see any tutorials related to Flash, HTML, Illustrator, PHP or whatever. I can't understand why you have never noticed this shortcoming...

avatarholman (administrator and creator)almost 13 years ago

Jdonner: I've definetly noticed it, it's just that some iterations take higher priority. Some of the functionality in this update will be used in the search funtionality, so this necessarily had to occur first. Customized search display is certainly coming soon.

avatarnyfalls almost 13 years ago

I find myself sorting all the time. Especially by rating since the Top Rated Tutorials isn't really the top rated... now I can sort manually, thanks! I'm finding a lot of tutorials I missed in the past.

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