Monday, August 18, 2008

Major Improvements to Polyvore

This weekend we launched some major improvements to Polyvore. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

1) Text tool

A lot of people have been clipping images from Fonts.com as a way of adding text to their sets. We were impressed and surprised by this clever workaround, but we figured we ought to just build a text tool to make it easier for everyone.

Now when you go to the All Items tab of the editor, you should see a "Text" option.

Just click on it and you'll be presented with different fonts. Drag the font you want to use to the canvas, just as you would drag an item to the canvas.


To change the text, use the controls in the top right corner. You can resize the text box by dragging its corners.


2) Color improvements

Thanks to our summer intern Chi Cornell, we also launched some big improvements to Polyvore's color matching technology and color-based search. We used to do a poor job of analyzing dark colors, often classifying dark shades of blue and purple as black. We were also getting complaints about our confusing, disorganized color palette. Chi improved the accuracy of our color analysis and also created a simpler, cleaner, easier to use color wheel. Great work, Chi!

The old color palette.

The new color palette. Much better!

3) Spam blocking and Private message settings

Spam and chain mail are not permitted on Polyvore. To help enforce this, we've added some automated spam detection. If you send too many "Please join my group" messages or other kinds of spam, you won't be allowed to send any more messages for a short while.

We've also added some private message settings, which allow you to block private messages from people who aren't your contacts. Go to your profile page and click on the "Edit my account" link. You can edit your Private Message Settings to only receive messages from your contacts.



4) Tags for sets

Now you can organize and classify your sets using tags. We encourage you to use tags to describe the occasion, style, colors, or celebrity inspiration for your outfits. Tag-based search is coming soon to Polyvore, and good tags will make it easier for other people to find your sets.

27 comments:

Mandi said...

THIS IS GUINUSS! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

kathiD said...

i really love your new inprovements - thanks a lot guys!!

little parisienne said...

great improvement!!! i really like to add fonts to my page so it's great that you made a new category with it!!
thanks

*Sara* said...

I really like the changes u have made in color section, This feature makes it easier to find items in desired color, the rest of changes are just awesome, THANK YOU

Anonymous said...

that text thing is really cool! thankyouu!

Holly said...

Great improvements! The new color palette is much more convenient and the fonts are awesome!

jenz3p said...

LOVE the improvements! :D

M* said...

POLYVORE is a GREAT WEBSITE!!! CONGRATS n much more success!
Im going to start using it!

-Mari

Look OUT for Polyvore on my Blog REAL SOON..

WWW.SUnriseSunDown.Blogspot.com

CA aka Adoniram said...

great improvements! thank you :)

Meredith said...

I love it! Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Wow, its SOOOOO much BETTER! Thank you!

imgreatgal said...

Great improvement! hope we can have a crop tool in future that will be really helpful.

imgreatgal said...

Great improvements, hope we can have a crop tool in future that will be really handy.

LiveLaughLovex13 said...

Thank you so much for all your hardwork to making these fantastic improvements!! I love the new features especially the font and color organization. Thanks again!!

Angelia said...

great!!!! thaks a lot!!!

Lia said...

This is fantastic! A search function within the Organizer would be great too ...

Grace Oon said...

I'm loving the improvements! Especially the fonts :D Congrats!

luver_x said...

both the colours and the font improvement is very cool.. i just have a question - in the near future, will there be somek kind of function to maybe change the colour of the font, or add your own font?

Lizzie♥polyvore said...

Wow! new improvements are great specially text, thanx!!!!

Miss Moniker, Crystal said...

I love it and I absolutely love your website, great job and thanks!

Chiggy (Rosenrot) said...

I love the improvements. Keep them coming!! :)

Anonymous said...

Well, I like the text. I think it's pretty cool. Now I'll only have to clipper text when I need it in a special color. Way to go Poly. The new color palette.... this is good too. Took me a second, looked a little odd, but in the end much improved. But I would like to know what happened to the announcement page that told us which of our groups posted an announcement. That was really handy and I hope it's coming back. Keep up the awesome work Team Polyvore!

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea, i was so sick of putting on every single individual letter

Anonymous said...

How do you make text colors? Can some1 tell me?

Anonymous said...

How can you make text colors? Can some1 tell me??

clipping path services said...

This is absolutely cool... Love it.

Natalie said...

how do you change the font color??????