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Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14279] Fri, 02 July 2010 15:13 UTC Go to next message
avatar arno  is currently offline arno
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Hi All,

We've had another update this week and I wanted to inform you about it:


* The big feature of this week is that we now support the use of sub-categories to better classify the models. With the number of models growing, as well as the kind of models, we think this to be a big step in making the site more usable.

You find the new categories and sub-categories directly on the front page and of course on the galleries.

The coming days/weeks we'll do more-and-more configuring in the subcategories, and we'll also try put as many models in the correct subcategory automatically as possible. (Eg, by putting models from a theme-gallery into a category that is of similar context).

You can help by reviewing your models and put them into the correct (sub) category. To prevent models being put in all categories, a model can only be put in a limited number of categories.
Please help in making your models easier to find.


* The description of a model can now be longer, you can use [enter] in the description, and it supports click-able URLs.


* And something not many of you will see (should see) ... if you choose to pay your order by bank transfer, you'll get a reminder email when the payment is almost due.


Kind regards, Arno
Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14280 is a reply to message #14279 ] Fri, 02 July 2010 15:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar dizingof  is currently offline dizingof
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Hi,

1. I'm on Firefox and cant get the sub directories to work for me, my entire window is covered with a bluish layer and that's it , nothing to do except do a refresh...

2. can we use <embed> for a youtube video too?
I use youtube videos to better market the models.


Thanks


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Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14281 is a reply to message #14280 ] Fri, 02 July 2010 15:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Dizinghof,

1. I had the same problem, for me the (temporary) solution was to not use "zooming" in the browser window, make sure things are shown at default size.

2. Second that Smile A video of a Gyro Toy says a thousand pictures Wink

Cheers (for Holland Smile )

Stijn

[Updated on: Fri, 02 July 2010 16:39 UTC]


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Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14282 is a reply to message #14281 ] Fri, 02 July 2010 17:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar robert  is currently offline robert
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Which version of Firefox are you using?

For those wanting to embed videos we have something in store for you very soon. Smile

- Robert
Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14284 is a reply to message #14279 ] Fri, 02 July 2010 17:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There should be subcategories under design your own and design your own under each category...please
Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14285 is a reply to message #14282 ] Fri, 02 July 2010 17:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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robert wrote on Fri, 02 July 2010 17:03

Which version of Firefox are you using?

For those wanting to embed videos we have something in store for you very soon. Smile

- Robert


Firefox 3.6.6 the latest.




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Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14288 is a reply to message #14284 ] Fri, 02 July 2010 18:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, those categories are coming.

- Robert
Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14291 is a reply to message #14279 ] Fri, 02 July 2010 18:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm having the same issue with firefox 3.6.6. Then again I've been having network issues all day so I can't confirm that it's shapeways and not my network. The loading thing spins, and the bottoms says getting this from there and this from here. But I cut it off after like 10 minutes.


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Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14307 is a reply to message #14279 ] Sat, 03 July 2010 01:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For the model train enthusiasts that are modelling here.. it would be helpful if the "Model Train" section had a place to specify what SCALE a model is for.. O, HO, N, Z, etc.


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Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14309 is a reply to message #14279 ] Sat, 03 July 2010 03:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar GHP  is currently offline GHP
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In Internet Explorer 8, I'm finding that the green buttons that you click to show the sub-category pop-up menus cover up many of the items in the pop-up menus. I'm attaching a snapshot. Also, are the next/previous (arrow) buttons on the "Draw your own earrings competition" picture supposed to do something? They don't when I click them, and that has been true of similar buttons on the other featured items lately. Also, my status bar when I go to the home page says "Error on page", with the error details as below:

"
Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; GTB6.5)
Timestamp: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 03:57:54 UTC


Message: 'undefined' is null or not an object
Line: 817
Char: 7
Code: 0
URI: http://www.shapeways.com/platform/atk/javascript/prototype/p rototype.js


Message: Object doesn't support this property or method
Line: 6
Char: 44
Code: 0
URI: http://www.shapeways.com/min/g=842c5b09a37d31870cf999a88acad 713&1276761830


Message: 'undefined' is null or not an object
Line: 817
Char: 7
Code: 0
URI: http://www.shapeways.com/platform/atk/javascript/prototype/p rototype.js
"

Incidentally, am I the only one who can't add shop sections and categories or move my items around on the page to edit my shop?

Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14318 is a reply to message #14309 ] Sat, 03 July 2010 11:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yesterday, I spent quite some time putting models in the new right categories, when I finally got it working.

Today, they seem to have been reset to the values they had after the automatic conversion. Sad


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Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14320 is a reply to message #14279 ] Sat, 03 July 2010 12:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar GHP  is currently offline GHP
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I've been trying to add categories to a model I've just uploaded, but when I leave the model's page, I get a dialog box titled "Message from webpage" with the message "Stack overflow at line: 218". When I return to the model's page, the categories I added are gone.

Update: The categories I added are back again!

[Updated on: Sat, 03 July 2010 12:36 UTC]

Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14321 is a reply to message #14279 ] Sat, 03 July 2010 12:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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Grr, don't forget to also "save changes" to the model page, after "saving categories" Wink
Had to do my changes twice today Rolling Eyes

(although I'm sure, that yesterday I did this, as I checked them later and all were fine, till this morning)


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Re: Shapeways site update of July 1st 2010 [message #14324 is a reply to message #14284 ] Sat, 03 July 2010 14:11 UTC Go to previous message
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We are working on this and will add very soon

 
   
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