Today we announce that we have changed many of the standard image collections on PurplePort and are moving away from the infinite scrolling image collections and instead of using paged image collections.
When viewing an image collection on desktop you can go to the next and previous pages either by clicking on the buttons at the bottom or using the left/right arrow keys.
This move vastly improves navigation both on mobile and desktop and allows you to use the web browser feature of going "back" to where you are in an image collection even after you have navigated away from the collection to view more images from a profile etc.
The new image collection pages only ever display the images matching your content filter so if you have excluded adult or NSFW images then such images won't appear, and neither will the placeholder images for filtered images. This makes the page much tidier to look at.
Images home page
We have also added a new "home page" for images - this is found on the grey cog on the homepage or by clicking it in the breadcrumb trail near the top left when viewing an image collection.
This new page includes, we hope, all image related tools and collections. If we have missed anything from this page do let us know.
While looking into this we also added the ability to view recently uploaded images from people in your lists.
New mobile-friendly text editor
We will be trialing a new text editor that should work on both desktop and mobile - right now this is only available, sometimes, on group posts. When we have ironed out the wrinkles we'll include it all across PurplePort.
It has a lot more features than our existing editor, plus we have enabled upload of images directly into where-ever-you-are editing.
Eventually, we'll roll it out across the entire service which means not only will you be able to use the improved formatting and editing on things like casting calls and events on mobile devices but also be able to directly upload images into those systems.
VIP benefits page
We have thrown away the old "comparison" page where we compared PP against our competitors and replaced it with a page that clearly outlines the many benefits of purchasing a VIP subscription. It's available in the footer, and of course right here.
We've been fixing lots of bugs, typos, and related things, of course, making PurplePort nicer to use on mobile, as well as improving the performance of PurplePort. It's an ongoing process and is never-ending.
Another never-ending task is to create automated tests for PurplePort. We're doing quite well and currently have 866 automated tests that we run before making any changes live. Hopefully, this ongoing task and the tests we run will help reduce new bugs appearing.
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