Friday, June 19, 2009

New Features: Editor Improvements and Contest Wins on Profile Pages



Today we launched some cool new features on Polyvore --

1) Search autocomplete in the Polyvore editor
Now when you type your searches in the editor, we try to autocomplete your search using categories, brands, stores, and colors. For example, if you type "ba", we suggest Bags, Balenciaga and Barneys.com. We hope this makes it easier to find exactly what you're looking for!



2) Category, price, and brand filters in the Polyvore editor
We've added the ability to refine your editor searches by product category, price range, or brand. So if you know you're looking for dresses under $50, you can do that easily by using the dropdowns. This makes it easier to create "Looks for Less" outfits on Polyvore.



3) Contest wins on your profile page
Many of you wrote in asking us to create a way for people to see what contests you've won. So we added a "Contest Wins" section on your profile, which displays your contest-winning sets. This includes wins of site-wide contests, as well as contests in your groups. For example, here is the Contest Wins section from nadiya is a trendsetter's profile page.



We hope you like the new features! As always, let us know what you think by leaving a comment here on the blog.

69 comments:

kaitlyn said...

thanks so much♥ my life would be nothing without polyvore♥♥

ilovepolyvoree said...

thanks this is a really good improvement! (: i especially love the new contest wins page. just one thing though, i think it would be better if when we were making a new set, our items were still in pages so we could select a page instead of waiting for the whole page to load. some people like me have a lot of items so it takes a LONG time for all of them to load on that page!

❤✿PaintHead said...

WOW...So cool..Thanks, u guys rock like Pop Rocks in cherry flavor, oxoxoxo

I think they are nice features, that way if u have a certain brand u want u can just type it in.
And Awesome for the contests wins, it's funny seeing the same set wining more then one contest, LOL!!!
and honestly i forget which contest i enter, if it's not one of Poly's official contests..oops!! Shhhhh..tehe
oxoxo hugs

Anonymous said...

I agree with ilovepolyvoree!

emily said...

these are some great new features! mine doesnt go slow at all! :) i would definitely like to see a 'rotate' button in the future, though!! thanks for everything you have already done!

Hello.Its.Courtney♥ said...

Thank you! The Contest Win part is great but I'm not loving how the items are loading. It's taking way too long and it's slowing down my computer. Could you possibly consider putting the pages back? Maybe the next thing you could do is put a rotate button in? Sorry I'm being picky, lol. Thanks so much for everything!

I<3Polyvore! said...

These are great! The only thing is it's slowing down my computer, a lot. A few people have told me that theirs has frozen. Maybe if the pages were put back it would go faster. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!this is awesome!Polyvore team you rock!

Ally said...

i love this, but we still would love a rotate button!!!!

Anonymous said...

Always appreciate new improvements & new features from team Polyvore.
I would like to see the items page on our Create page to stay the same. The new feature has to load all the items before I can select or move things around on the create page. I,like many of the members, have a lot of saved items.

♥Teresa♥ said...

Thanks! This is an AMAZING improvement! Keep up the GREAT job!

Vaughn said...

Thank you so much-these are fantastic improvements. Although I'm sure you receive a lot of complaints, please know that you are doing a fantastic job improving Polyvore.

From:Ashleyy♥'syou said...

It's sounds like a really GREAT improvement, I dont know if it's my computer but it's taking sometime to load up the next page, or to search somthing.Soo..yeah.

madmoomoo45 said...

WOW! This is awesome!! =]

maiaarts said...

OH MY GOSH I can't think how I lived before Polyvore - the new additions make creating things SO MUCH easier!!!! It make Polyvore kick ass even more than it already did!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!

millie said...

i am so freakin excited thank you so much!

trumpet.dancer said...

i loce the new features but i think another one you should have is a picture rotator so people can rotate things wich ever way theyd like
thanks if you do do that Trumpet.dancer

Anonymous said...

wow...thanks polyvore! i thik it is super great tat u guys think of the users! everything is really kewl but i think alot of people just dont like the no pages ..i thought it was so much easier to find stuff in ur items that way.

Anonymous said...

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You guys totally rock! I love all of the new features ~ makes my poly-life tons easier! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
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christinecoffeebean said...

it think there should be a potating button

Engreida said...

I love being able to see the contest wins! I look at my profile page feeling so grateful to everybody, truly, XOXO

!*Love*Shoes said...

Thanks so much Polyvore!!!! I really appreciate being able to see my contest wins its exciting, and kind of uplifting.....But...haha you knew that was coming like most of the other comments it is very slow...But I love it still
xoxo

KatieJoy said...

I absolutely LOVE the new improvements, especially the contest wins page... On that note, I think it would be a good feature to have a section that shows ongoing contests you are participating in, or a list of all contests going on in your groups. I for one enter contests all the time from different groups and find it a pain in the but going through each one trying to remember which group has what contest. But besides that, great improvements! Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you are continuing to listen to member requests and improve the site, but could you please, please, bring back the page numbers in the editor??? I have over 30 pages of items for certain tags (like dresses). It's nearly impossible to locate anything toward the end. And if you click to another tab while you're waiting for items to load, the page has automatically snapped back to the top when you click back. That's a lot of scrolling. Thanks for listening :)

·AnaLiCia♥ said...

omg thank yOu guys soooo much! that's why I love you :] Day after day I'm happier because of polyvore!! I don't know what I would been doing in my free time if poly didn't existed..!! A THOUSAND THANKS TO THE POLY TEAM AND A HUNDRED MORE HURRAYS! oh and also I jumped with excitement when a girl PM saying I was on the Member Spotlight!! That was huuuuuge for me :D
thaaaankYoooou**xo♥ily

Anonymous said...

All of the new features are great, except for one...I hope you will reconsider and put the pages back in search/contests, my computer is new with fast speed and it still slows my computer considerably.
I liked it even more the way it was a few months back when we could see how many pages there were like 1 of xx amount of pages. This and an ability to delete multiple PM messages at the same time are the only things I would propose at the time. You guys are doing a great job. Thank You ♥DianaBanana♥

♥laina♥ said...

I totally appreciate everything and all; I love the idea of the nee additions, but it seriously slows down my computer, which is saying something because my computer is generally fast. A set that would normally take mea btou 15 minutes to put together now takes a half hour because the items don't load quickly enough, it's just being slow in general, etc., which sucks, because my mom only allows me an hour of Polyvore a day; normally I could make four sets, whereas now I can only make two.
I don't mean to complain, but it kind of overcomplicates things... But regardless, I still like it anyways :]

arkasha said...

LOVE :) :) :)

mylovelycat said...

Thank you polyvore team for these improvements!!! Love the autocomplete thing!!! :))))

Ellen Valensia said...

thankyou :)
yeah, we need rotate button! hihi thankyou polyvoreeeeeeeee ♥

*Kyla* :) said...

hey... good improvements! but i agree i like the old page idea instead of the 'loading' thing... and also the 50 item limit is really restricting.... especially when you're making detailed pages!

Jessie ♥ said...

yay! ahh I love polyvore so much and I really like the beauty button!! ohh a 'rotate' button would be cool in the future. But, great job I absolutaly love this website!

Maggie said...

I love all the new improvements, and it's great to see that you're trying to improve the site. I just wish that the brands and sites weren't in long scroll boxes...it feels harder to find a certain one! Thanks for all the changes, they seem great. :]

danie said...

the changes are great but it takes forever to find an item,and makes my computer slower

edward.rox.my.sox said...

i think we should have a recently used page so that you can see all the items u used recently instead of goin back and having to look for them

Maria said...

Awesome! I love the improvements :)

Anonymous said...

why don't you future sets that aren't pieces of boring shit that items shacked on top of each other.

show some different type of sets for once!

Anonymous said...

I don't really like the new the searching features. It takes to long to load, and before I can choose the piece that I want, it has to load. I have the highest speed of DSL and it's slow to load these pictures, so I can only imagine what it take for somebody with say lower speeds of Dsl. Nice try but I think it should stay the same.

Laura Denae said...

It really slows down my computer. I love polyvore, but if it takes me as long as it is now, I can't do it anymore. My computer keeps freezing up and I have high speed!
Thanks
Laura Denae
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/home?id=5816

Angelia said...

great!!! thank you so much!!

Cindi Epona'Bri said...

I love polyvore, but why was the My Items section changed? I depended on the having the page number in order to find things. Now it takes for ever to find the items I want and need. Can we at least have an option of one or the other?

AMOOLA said...

wooow,,it's so cool...thanks polyvore team..

COUTUREme JUICY said...

Hi There,
I logged on to Polyvore today and saw the new updates... I think that it was easier to find things when I could select an induvidual page. I dont get the whole one page thing, and it takes FOREVER to load!!! I wish that you could add back the page selector but keep the brand and price tab. I also think that a rotate button would be cool.

hotbabeCMC said...

I love the new updates BUT it makes polyvore go super slow.

§•¡Viva La Katie!•§ said...

I love the new improvements! =D

Anonymous said...

I love so much that you guys are always working to improve Polyvore (the most awesome site on the web). The new contest wins is fab! I didn't know I had nearly that many wins!
I have to agree with alot of the other posters that the loading speed is too slow compared to what it used to be.
Also, when entering contests we used to be able to skip to say, page twenty, now we have to scroll, wait for loading, scroll, wait for loading - for however many pages to submit one set. Then do it all over again!
I'd love if we could hold down the ctrl key and select as many sets as we like and submit them all to a contest at once, that would be hugely convenient.
Love you guys, you are doing an awesome job!! ~HugZ~
-JanLee

MyNameIsn't (A)LEX Gaskarth ☮ said...

"Hello.Its.Courtney♥ said...
Thank you! The Contest Win part is great but I'm not loving how the items are loading. It's taking way too long and it's slowing down my computer. Could you possibly consider putting the pages back? Maybe the next thing you could do is put a rotate button in? Sorry I'm being picky, lol. Thanks so much for everything!"

Same with me, the pages were WAY easier than just scrolling with everything on one page. Like when there's a ton of results all of the images are tiny and annoying. Pages were so much easier. The other new additions are great though! :D

Anonymous said...

it's not that slow and I actually like the fact that I can see so many items at once.. but they should def. be bigger!!

EMILY LIZ said...

I love the new addithins, but i hate it when it freezes up your computer. I lost a few of my sets becuse it would freeze up my computer.

When my computer freezes up it says : "INTERNET EXPLORER STOP WORKING" OR "INTERNET EXPLORE IS BUSY"..

I thought it was only happening to me. I thought it was my computer that had a virus or something but i see now that it's happening to everyone in polyvore. I also did not mind having to look for an item through all the pages. I hate making sets know because it slows the computer. =(

Like when you scroll down the list of items it takes for ever for it to load up. i take like 3-5 hours making a set BEFORE ALL THE CHANGES. "Really people." I am not joking when i say this. It takes me about 7 hours to do the set now since changes have been made.

I HOPE POLYVORE CAN FIX THIS PROBLEM. =(
ADD A COMMENT HERE IF YOU AGREE =)
http://www.polyvore.com/dear_polyvore/set?id=9699978

nattiecupcakes said...

Hi! Thanks for all the improvements and always finding new ways to make Polyvore more fun and easier to use.
As most people have mentioned, the new way of browsing through your items complicates things for us users with many many pages of items. Scrolling down makes it slower, pretty much doesn't allow us to get to the oldest items we've saved and worst of all, it has made my computer freeze for like hours each time i have tried to scroll down! Its terrible and I have just had to restart my explorer not being able to save drafts or anything. :(
Thank you very much for reading this and taking our comments into account.
much love, nat.

Anonymous said...

the changes are great, except I absolutely hate the way the items are now in the editor. it takes forever for me to find things, and in the "my items" tab it makes it extremely difficult for me to find items that I saved a long, long time ago, cause I have to keep scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. I still go back to items that are on my 100th page of items, and now I can't do that! I loved the way it used to be, so PLEASE change it back!! I can't make sets with it the way it is now!

-a devoted Polyvore member

microimp said...

I love the new features, thank you so much!

maiaarts said...

please please please go back to the page format

At first I thought it was wonderful, however now it is making me physically ill to view anything in that manner. I have migraines, and this site is the place I used to come to do something when I was in pain.

Today, just trying to enter a contest, it GAVE me a migraine, as things moved by in a blur - oh please I beg of you, go back to the page system!!!!!!!!!

maia arts

ⓣⓗⓔ ⓝⓔⓧⓣ ⓑⓘⓖ ⓣⓗⓘⓝⓖ said...

Thanks so much for putting contest wins on the profile, its so much easier than writing it in your info.

j a c k i e w a c k i e said...

i LOVE the contest wins, but i HATE the scrolling, it takes FOREVER to load. :[

Orominuialwen said...

I would really love if we could sort our own saved items by color. That way it would be a lot fastrer and easier to search within our own items. Also, I would like to be able to delete tags for my saved items. There are several tags that I have created by accident or just don't use any more, so I'd like to be able to clean up my organization.

Kiwi said...

unessary but cool. altho the searth items thingy takes soooo long

meeka said...

Dear Polyvore staff,
I enjoy using Polyvore and love the latest features however, there are some things that I think could use improvement. First off, the Polyvore clipper is great, but now I can hardly upload anything. Sites like Google, Tinypic, Photobucket, and Myspace are off limits now. That has made it difficult to add items to my collection. Another thing that I do not particularly like is the fact that once you make a set and get ready to submit it to groups, you are limited to five. I am a member to twice that number of groups. I would like to be able to submit to more groups so that I can share my work with my fellow Polyvorians. These are just suggestions that I have to make the site even better in my opinion. As stated before however, I do enjoy the site and keep up the good work.

MyChanel said...

I absolutely love all the new features. I love the new search feature on my items page. Having to flip through the multiple pages before was brutal.

I have been hearing that people are finding the site slow, but I have not noticed that.

Thanks Polyvore. Now if we could just have a rotate tool all would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

Hey Polyvore! I really like the new editing tools. :] But while making sets, when I'm searching for items, everything slows down. BTW, I'm using Internet Explorer. Thanks!

tristana said...

Please go back to the old editor... the search of items and of our items is very difficult. The page is loading slowly and as we have more and ore items, the creation of the set is becoming an hell. Please, please, go back to the pages in the editor, it was so easy and fantastic for us!

EMILY LIZ said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ANSWERING OUR QUESTION YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST.

amber said...

thank you!! i love all the new improvements!! i love the contest wins on profile pages because before i didn't really know if i won a contest or not!!!!! i L0VE P0LYV0RE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

First of all - sorry for my English.
I love new changes on Polyvore with the exception of one: when I search for items and I choose eg blue color and type eg shoes and I click on search button - color, which I selected disappears and items shows up in all available colors.
Please, let someone fix it.

Leonie992 said...

Yeah, PLEASEEE put in a rotate button! It would be awesome!

tristana said...

Thanks very much for the return of pages of the items. I am very happy. Thanks you for your listening and your consideration. I love and I will always love Polyvore, more and more.

Saralee said...

Thank you so much for going back to the page numbers. However, since these changes were made when I go to my items and hit the arrow to my organized items, they do not show up anymore. It only goes from A to C and nothing beyond that. This is so hard when you are looking for something such as a hat or skirt and you have to go through your entire collection instead of the place you organized your items. I also agree with several others, a rotate button would be awesome! Love Polyvore! Keep up the great work with this site!

Cindi Epona'Bri said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for putting back the page numbers on my saved items. I'm thrilled to be back creating sets again. I appreciate you wanting to make Polyvore a better experience for us. But that one move just made it harder. Thank you for switching it back again. The ability to make sets, especially art sets, is like therapy for me. It makes a huge difference in dealing with my grief and depression.

Another thing about Polyvore that I love is that I'm learning about products I might never know about in other ways. I've actually purchased items that I seen and used in sets here. Much better that using a catalog.

nikayy. (: said...

I was wondering how you get interviewed on polyvore?