When Grant Blakeman took over the arduous task of updating the Radavist, the only cycling site that posts a high-res gallery each and every day, we both knew it would be an undertaking that would take a long time. While most of the updates in recent months have been admin/backend, we finally rolled out a massive one, which will help the UI/UX roll more smoothly.
I’ll cut to the chase. Thumbnails! When it comes to big 100+ image galleries, having all the time in the world to scroll is nice but let’s be honest, most of you are at work when you browse the site, so being able to look through the gallery in thumbnail form lets you get to the meat of the post. This new feature lets you scroll through a mini version of the gallery with ease and jump right in. Or skip back through a few photos once you’re in the gallery. Take note the small grid in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. This applies to both the mobile and desktop experiences.
Lastly, we’ve added a “Click to View Gallery” hover on the mobile and desktop version of the site. This is a sure-fire way to show you that there’s more to the post than just the in-line images. We thought the “Reportage” category hierarchy was enough but your feedback directed us to more direct labeling of the galleries.
There’s also one that snuck in a week or two ago. If you’re on a desktop or mobile and would like to see an in-line image fullscreen, simply click on the image now to have it pop in.
We’ve had a great year at the site and we’d like to thank each and every one of you for visiting, commenting, and making this feel like a family. Next week we’ll be looking at our year-in-review posts, so stay tuned and thanks for your patience!