New Category Pages

Discussion in 'Official Announcements' started by natalia, May 22, 2013.

  1. natalia
    natalia New Member
    Hey guys,

    We've been working to get more shoppers on the site, and as we get more visitors, we can get more sales for our shop owners! An important step for this is making it easier to find awesome products. Our new Category Pages are the first step towards doing just that..

    Check out the blog post here Category-Pages.html

    This is not only a nicer design, but a great way to highlight the amazing products you are all making, and expose them to more and more people.

    We've heard that the same products get highlighted over and over, and this will also help change that. By taking great photos of your products, and letting us know, they are more likely to get featured on category page.

    If you have seen or created a product that is awesome let us know by tagging @Natalia or @Duann using the @mentions in the comments on the product page.

    Kate (kzasada) is focusing on making the site better for shop owners so if you have any specific ideas or feedback about the new category pages, she'd love to hear from you at Kate @

  2. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Shapeways picks for "Miniatures/SciFi" are also used in "Miniatures/Model trains", where they look
    just a bit out of place...
    And all of the problems of the Category system remain unadressed -
    miscategorized items (expectably a fifth of the items shown in Fashion/Glasses, various military miniatures
    in Maker/DIY, etc),
    too few (sub-)categories (Fashion has subcategories with about 20-30 items in each, Miniatures/Figurines
    has over 2000, Miniatures/Trains even 3000 items - nobody is going to browse them all looking for a specific
    topic or scale.
    And i still think it was a seriously bad idea to hide the "feed" from all who do not already know that it exists.
  3. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Agreed. And for those that don't know, it's

  4. kzasada
    kzasada New Member
    Hey guys-- in case you didn't see it, a link to the feed is back in the new navigation on the Shop tab, in the menu between the Shops and Blog links. We aren't abandoning it, but we are focused right now on improving the core experience across the site before we put our resources into features like the Feed. We know you love it, and we want to help other people love it as much as you do too!
  5. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Great.... Except not quite correct. It's on the drop-down on the Shops link, not actually between the Shops and Blog links. I'm glad it hasn't been abandoned. I like to see the non-biased flow of models as opposed to the ones that are perpetually at the top because the maker has got all his friends and neighbours to artificially favourite them.