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Tanz's Comments



Joined over 14 years ago.

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avatarTanz over 13 years ago
Original Tutorial: Creating An Amazing Avatar

A bigger final image would have been nice. Couldnt see much that was going on.

avatarTanz over 13 years ago

As for the windows, I guess I can learn to live with it, as long as I stop finishing a tutorial and then automatically go to close the tab, then lose the page. I've got used to it using a seperate window, so I would have to close the window, which I always have second thoughts about.

But as for the queue, as I would say I'm not exactly a Flash or PHP expert, meaning I've used them before but not bothered to learn anything, I would preferably like to take those tutorials out of the queue. Even though when I rate a photoshop tutorial it disapears out the list, I have more than half a page of tutorials which I would preferably leave for someone with some knowledge to rate. Was just wondering if there's any way of taking them out the queue without having to wait and avoid them, or rate them?

I know I'm being a hassle but surely I'm not the only person that thinks this?

avatarTanz over 13 years ago

The only other thing I've noticed thats missing is the favicon. But it's no biggie.

Apart from the small fixes that need to be done, the site is coming along very well. I've noticed for me, living in the UK, that the pages loads on average faster and there hasn't been any problems where the site has been down.

I'm still not used to the "opening in same window" idea, especially when the tutorial has loadssss of pages and pressing the back button becomes a small exercise. [I don't need to be reminded of the arrow next to it to skip loads of pages at once].

Also the rating system, when you have already rated a tutorial and then you go to rate it and it doesn't say anything you try and rate it again. Just another small idea I think would make a difference.

Might need to refresh on my PHP and Flash, at the moment I just skip them in the moderation list. Is there any chance of an option for choosing which catagory you want to moderate? Or even just a small option along the lines of "I don't want to moderate this tutorial", maybe more politely presented in the word "Skip".

Just some thoughts.

avatarTanz over 13 years ago
Original Tutorial: Draw a Magical Orb

Annoying re-direct means you have to go back twice quickly.

avatarTanz over 13 years ago
Original Tutorial: Realistic PC speaker

It's the problem of the & symbol in the link. Not to do with the way it was submitted I don't think. The tutorial is under the drawing section on the site.

avatarTanz over 13 years ago
Original Tutorial: Soft light effect


For anyone who gets a blank page like me.

avatarTanz over 13 years ago

Not photoshop based but is a good tutorial none the less. Maybe this would be better in a different catagory.

avatarTanz over 13 years ago

The other points [to my memory] that were on the list were about; organising search results by rating, clicks, date and so on, a comment about the background, personally it's a tad dark for me; and I was going to say about the rating system, once you have rated, you can click on the "rating x.x/5" button again but then doesn't tell you straight away that you have already rated it. Small observation.

Apart from that, you've done a really good job and I like it. Congratulations.

PS - "lovingly crafted" lol

avatarTanz over 13 years ago

Ahh it cut my comment off...

avatarTanz over 13 years ago

Ok well it's the first time I've really had a play around since I saw the new version this morning. Got to love lessons at school on computers, especially since I got to see what it looks like from a Mac point of view.

Just a few things I've noticed so far then.

When in your "account" area, firstly, the menu at the top used for selecting different pages disapears when you go to "public profile" page, which to be honest I can see why it happens, but I don't like how it disapears when you go to "submit tutorial" page.

When I go to the manage tutorials page, I get 0% comming up, as I don't submit - although have thought about it, except for "nan% of submitted tutorials make the front page" which I guess you will understand more, because it's using stats that are new.

Another thing I noticed is when I click on a tutorial, either on the front page or in the Q section, it opens the tutorial in the same window, or tab as I'm using Firefox, which is different to the last version. Just wondering if this is deliberate or if it's accidental, either way I would still prefer the old menthod of it opening in a new window. Who knows, it could become an option?

Ok, another little thing I found was when you look at the information about a tutorial, like how much it has been clicked. The total clicks is right, but apparently, it has had no clicks this month or even today. Funny that, it says it was added to the front page today lol.

Also, in that section, it says that the tutorial has had X number of saves. But unlike the previous version, I can't see who has saved it. Also, when I look at my list of saved tutorials, is it now in the order that I saved them, not most popular as before?

On the front page, where has the "yesterdays tutorials" link gone, even though it would probably be more suited to something like, "previous 15 tutorials" or something.

Under that, I know it's a new blog system, but I would like the previous comments box back, along with previ