Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Embeds, Rotate, Profiles, Oh My!

Wow, it's been a busy month here at Polyvore! Our team has been hard at work on a bunch of cool new features. Today we have a few more updates for you.

Item lists in embeds
Now when you embed a set on your blog or website, you can also include a list of the top 5 items in the set. We noticed that a lot of bloggers were writing out the brands and prices manually, so we decided to make it a little easier for you. When you click "Embed on your blog", you'll see a little preview window like this:



You can choose between embedding the set with or without the item list. Here's an example of an embedded set with an item list.




Improvements to the rotate tool
Last Friday we launched the rotate tool. One of the most common feature requests we received was to add support for Google Chrome, so one of our engineers Kenson spent the weekend implementing support for more web browsers. The rotate tool now works on Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3.5+, Safari 3.1+ and Chrome 3+. We also fixed the problem with set images being blurry, as well as some issues with flip & flop in Firefox 3.0.

We love seeing all your beautiful rotated sets!



Profile page changes
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share feedback on the new profile page layout. After reading through all your comments, we decided to move favorites & items to the sidebar of your profile page. This way your profile is mainly about the content YOU create. You can quickly scan through recent faves on the side of the page.

99 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Awesome about the Chrome and Embeds thing! I did notice the new profile change, it's much better than the original new one, if you get my vibe! Thank you, Polyvore!!!

Anonymous said...

rotate button is amazing. and the profiles r a lot better now! thank u so much! we really dont deserve any of this but u guys r just so great! luv u to death!

Anonymous said...

i love all these changes! :) <3
xo.
-SpreadTheLove{Dess}

yankeegrl506 said...

You guys are officially amazing.

Val said...

Oh Thank You!!!! But still i really enjoyed the old profiles. I really really pappreciate you guys working so hard, but i think it would make everyone happy. Not that Poly doesnt already,but im just sayong it'll b more convinient. Thank You for reaing this!!!

Anonymous said...

Perfection.

Anonymous said...

Yayyy now just fix that 50 item limit issue....

Danielle said...

....I still don't really like it. We have to scroll down so much just to get to our groups, or contacts...

Holland said...

I love what you did with the profiles. I was so confused at first, but now it's so much better!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chrome rotate function!! and the profiles are a lot neater! Thank you Polyvore!!

trensetter said...

I couldnt use the rotate tool, I downloaded Mozilla 3.5, I used it and all of a sudden it just wasnt there anymore! I dont get it
PS, the profiles look way better now

fandiane said...

Thank you so very much for moving Favorites to the sidebar... it makes it so much easier to follow the creative trail of the member's newest sets on the page we are visiting. Thank you for listening!! Applause, applause to you for this!

Anonymous said...

All of the new things you guys added are amazing! I didn't really like the new profile set up at first but now i love it! You guys did an amazing job on this! Thanks so much!

:)kay

Anonymous said...

Nuthin but LOVE LOVE LOVE for you guys! You are the BESTEST ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, one other thing to consider?

At the top of our home page, theres a HUGE banner-thingy for Facebook connect...
Thats all well and good, but...I'd rather see the Community Announcement at the top instead. If you have to keep it this way, at least make the community announcement icon like RED or something different from the blue the Facebook button is. Just to separate it visually.
PLEASE :))

Anonymous said...

I love all the new features. thanks!.

Ginaღ.

Alyssa June said...

i still think you should make the rotate available for Opera 9.0, because my internet explorer freezes everytime i go to any webpage; especially polyvore because of all the traffic. so i haven't gotten to use the rotate button once since it came out. D:

Anonymous said...

eh, I like the new profiles, but they're too BLOG and not enough POLY :\ I liked Polyvore with the old settings because it seemed orginal and easy, now I have to do a lot of scrolling, which I guess I could get use to.
Thanks for the rotate button! its awesome!

Anonymous said...

Are you pimps for Facebook? This is not that group. They permeate everything with their less than stellar ethics. So, you're promoting them. Careful, you're aligning yourselves with an entity that most people don't or wouldn't agree with if they were aware of their business practices. If you must display this disgusting entity, do it elsewhere. Many people use this as their social community.

Anonymous said...

STILL like the ability to see everything on ONE page - NO scrolling!

Anonymous said...

Omg,thanks so much!
i love you guys so much!i love polyvore(:
BUT please letting us have the option of having the old profile layout or the new one.
PLEASE!It will make us more comfortable.And a ton of people really agree,and the people that don't,can just have the option of the new one.
thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

yay!! LOVE the rotate tool! Now all we need is an 1000 item limit instead of 50! haha :) - ♥∂ɾєαɱєɾ♥

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!!! The only thing is I have firefox 3.5 and when i rotate the image it doesn't rotate on the screen and i can't see that it was rotated till i have it published!!!

Yvonne said...

I love the new features and I really appreciate the time and work that you put into making them. A little less scrolling would be better but I can live with it.

Green Fashionista said...

That's great! Thanks so much! Of course, I still prefer the old profile layout but I appreciate your guy's effort.

I hope you guys could let us customize our profiles(ex: put music, backgrounds, etc)! Oh, and yeah, I agree with the othe commenters. I think there is wayy too much scrolling and you guys didn'y really have to change any of the layouts!............. Thanks for the effort anyways.

Anonymous said...

Can we have the option of what we have on the home page? You took away the option of hiding our favs or items from the recent profile update. I don't want to display everything that is displayed on the page but I have no choice in the matter.

Or could we have the option to just go back to the way it was if we wish? I feel like I have no control over what I display on this new 'blog'.

Mercia J said...

I. LOVE. THE NEW. STUFF.

The rotate tool is one thing I have wanted since I joined Polyvore, and I'm really glad it's here now. :]

I've also been IN LOVE with my profile since it was changed to the newness.

Thanks, Polyvore people!

Anonymous said...

Omg i love the new rotate tool and profiles. at first i wasn't crazy about them and then they sank in and i started to love them!!! the other ones were tooo plain. this is a little harder to use but better looking. thank you soooo much.

Anaroz said...

Thank you so much! I love the managers of Polyvore! You people are so helpful! You really listen to us! I love all the new improvements you made! I especially love this new rotate tool. At first, the new profile was a little weird. But once I got use to it, I realized that I like it more than the old profile pages. So thank you so much!

Makenzi said...

THANK YOU!!!!
Thank you guys :)

But can we please have the option of switching back to the old profile layout?

Anonymous said...

NO NO NO...PLEASE do not think you can modify the new profile pages to make them better. JUST PLEASE...change them back the way they were or give us the option between new and old. THESE NEW PAGES ARE BAD!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i really liked the new layout the first time. i thought it was interesting. but, nope stupid bitches complained

Anonymous said...

WE WANT OUR OLD PROFILES BACK!!!!!!!

Hazel said...

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE ROTATE TOOL AVAILABLE IN CHROME!! i can't explain how happy i am right now LOL! and the new profile look is awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

i really love the changes! =) but i have one different concern.. about the lag issue... the number of contacts and favorites are not the same with the 'my home page' and my page itself :( i hope you'll seriously do something about that! Other than that, POLYVORE IS LOVE! i'm just on my 4th day here =)

Clarissa (GAGA ANONYMOUS) said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new profiles! And rotate! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!! THANKS!!

Anonymous said...

Loving the rotate tool! Very nice idea! But I still want the old profile page back. The new one involves scrolling, scrolling and more scrolling, which was the same problem with the change for entering contests (that you thankfully changed back). Scrolling on a blog is one thing, but scrolling on each and every member's profile page is endless! It takes too much time! Is there a way to combine the old and new profile page without all the scrolling?

Anonymous said...

i pretty much okay with the new profile pages..a little changes wont hurt..
one question though, i saw couples of my contact's profile page, there are some differences such as some shows their collection some don't, i know that, you can easily changed it in your profile settings..but what i don't know how to is how come couples of my contact don't have their items link & their items section appear on their profiles? i kinda want to know how to control that, thank you so much polyvore team

ℐ0ѵɑηɑ said...

yayy
thanks-now is much easier

ℐ0ѵɑηɑ said...

also thank u for google chrome
i love u <3

Chinky said...

PLEASE DON'T GET THE OLD PROFILES BACK...

the new profiles are WAY better and they'r A wesome...so PLS don't change them back...[the people who complain are gonna keep complaining no matter what you guys do]

and THANKS for adding the rotate button for Chrome too :]

Beegone8 said...

OK, so I lve to death, but these new profiles are KILLING some of us! Why can't you just leave an the opition up to us on our profiles when we go to change them!? I HATE the new profiles, I can WORK with them! It's making me CRAZY!

Aimme said...

OMG THANK YOU! im so happy you changed the profile! i HATED HOW u see what i faved more than what i did! it wasnt fair but now its just perfect! you fixxed the info spaces and now u did this thanks soooo much! DNT CHANGE IT BAK! i luv it this way

Anonymous said...

i miss the old pros and now it wont even let my mac make sets.. thanks alot. :(

Ragazza Del Fiori said...

I absolutely love all the new changes. ESPECIALLY the rotate button. I love the way our profiles look now as well. GREAT JOB!!!

Anonymous said...

please please please change the profiles back. Everyone is losing interest in Polyvore, especially in commenting on each others sets. This is VERY isolating!! CHANGE THE PROFILES BACK!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the new tools! I love everything about the change!

Anonymous said...

Please change the profile pages back. These new ones are horrible!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING JOB (:

sara said...

grrrrrrrr
rotate STILL won't work on my computer
and if i try to download new firefox it won't let me because it can harm my computer

juicyloverrr said...

Thank you for everything.! I love coming on and seeing the new improvements. Polyvore gets better and better everyday.

Anonymous said...

This changes are very nice! The rotation tool ROCKS!! The Profiles look good layout! Polyvore: you are my second home!

brittany ♥ said...

you guys are awesome! :] thanks for everything. ♥

♥Kristal♥ said...

can we please have our old profile layout please!!!!

Laura said...

thanks for the rotate button!

justplain m e g a n said...

:D I LOVE all the new features! You've all outdone yourselves.
People need to give the new profiles a chance, because they really are very convenient. Now we CHOOSE what goes on our profiles, and we have everything all organized. It's so nice(:
Thanks SO much, Polyvore!

Anonymous said...

i really like all the changes you guys made!! the profiles are cool. i think now everyone is used to them and we all understand how they work. the rotate button is awesome!! great addition! i also like the crop button because that gives us so many more options and choices for out sets and the layout. keep the cool and improved changes coming!!!

Suzy Kaulitz said...

Thank you Polyvore! I LOVE the new profiles; they're absolutely amazing! So for the people who are commenting with "WE want the old profiles back!", please change that to "I", not "We", because I certainly do NOT want the old profiles back.

Also, can you guys please NOT get rid of the 50 item limit? I've never had any problem with it, and I think it would be ridiculous if there was a 1000 item limit or something. Sets would be so crowded and just a mess.

One last thing, I DON'T want to be able to personalize our profiles. Again, adding colours, html, etc. to our profiles will make it a huge mess. I like out the Polyvore profiles are like facebook profiles: they're nice and simple, unlike Myspace ones :)

Thank you so much Polyvore! You guys are amazing <33

Anonymous said...

i love the rotating feature! it's exactly what i've needed. its perfectt! however, i really really don't like the profile pages. they're so annoying. you have to scroll so much, and you cant just see my sets or someone elses sets right away. you have to scroll and stuff. it just takes forever. i want the old profile back. it was perfect before. now they look like a blog. and polyvore isnt a blog. it might be attached to one, but its different. if i wanted a blog then i would join one. please change it back! but the time you spent to add on the rotation thing is awesome! so thankyou sooo much for that! we all really appreciate it <3

Anonymous said...

i love the changes u guys have made.. but i really don't understand why my page has to have someone else's set on it.

i understand the sets that i favorite being on there but i don't like that every time one of my contacts publishes a set that it ends up on my profile page.

i luv them to death, but when someone goes to my profile, they go their to see my sets.. and the whole "contact's sets" thing could be a distraction. just saying..

Anonymous said...

I don't especially like the new profiles, but hey, it looks like a blog. and i don't really like that.

piratevampire said...

this is incredible. thanks again, polyvore staff. (:

Anonymous said...

We will never "get used to" the new profiles. Please just do the best thing and change them back!!!

ailene said...

Love love love the rotate feature!

Anonymous said...

You guys & gals! are Great. You are always thinking about ways to improve the site and I know everyone appreciates that so much. Thank you especially for the new rotating tool - it is incredible! I have one request though; as one of the "artist" types, would you ever consider running a contest for art sets? I don't know what company would sponsor such a contest, but just thought I'd make the suggestion. Thanks again ~ Hilart

pretty. odd. said...

You guys are amazing!
Keep it up!

April said...

This site just gets better and better! Thank you so much for everything you all do! :)

Maria Lovett said...

Actually, i don't like the new way to see the profiles. It's not easy to make favourites and view your sets.. I prefer the old one!

golestaneh said...

its better now!!
it looks like my blog now :D

Anonymous said...

I L0VE everything you have done to polyvore, except the profile page! Would it be possible to have an option? Because lots of people are saying they hate it, while others are saying they love it! So, I would really like an option of whether you want to keep it or get rid of it (like a setting!)

Anonymous said...

I liked the old profile better b/c I could see more of my sets easily at once w/o scrolling. Maybe you could make it so we can chose which profile layout we'd like to use?

And the option to embed in a site forum has disapeared? Only blogs now?? Don't like that.

Anonymous said...

can we get items organizer back again? :) thanks!
i love the new profile layout.

Anonymous said...

i love it! thanks so much polyvore!!!!!! :D

Anonymous said...

I love all the new changes! No problems here(:

Annabel said...

I love them all! Thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

I love the changes! The profiles look great and the rotate tool is the cherry on top. I would love for there to also be a tool to change the transparency of an item, maybe with a drop down arrow and a bar to slide up and down. I think it would be great for people who like to layer. Also, Polyvore should definitely have it's own app for the iphone and ipod touch! It would be very popular.
Thank you so much for this website, it is the best in years! You guys do an amazing job.

Jacie said...

This is awesome!! Thank you so much, you just made my favorite site even better. You're the best, keep up the good work!

Laura said...

with the new profile pages, there is no way of editing your showcase or starting a new one after you delete your first one. Could you guys make a showcase possible for the new profiles?

Anonymous said...

I love the new layout for our profiles! Its amazing! The sets are more up in your face and then its more likely to receive favorites! Thanks so much!
PS And the rotate feature is just the cherry on the sundae! Keep up the great work! =]*

dhyan said...

I definitely like the new profile pages better. It makes it a lot easier to check out the latest sets for contacts. I even liked the original new profiles, thought they were fun.

Like someone else said, I've had problems since I downloaded the new Firefox, though. Frustrated.

Anonymous said...

Please change the profile pages back the way they were. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I find the profile's easier to access things now! thanks polyvore!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

no more bbcode embed? UGH. hate the new profiles too...please let us opt to use the old ones...:( :( :(

Anonymous said...

The rotate tool is the one thing i've hoped for a lot of times since i joined.Could we get back the "trends" (that you can vote for) for sets instead of the "tags"? I know a lot of people preferred being able to vote for trends and to have the drop-down box when we type in the tags or trends to publish a set, so we can just choose a tag it already recognizes instead of typing the whole tag/trend.

danni said...

I don't mind the new profile but can we have the choice to show our favorites like we did before recent changes please. i liked it better with the ability to look at the faves easier.

Anonymous said...

btw polyvore i probably downloaded firefox 3.5 like 3 times already and i still can't rotate

Anonymous said...

I like the profiles and such, but I think it was easier and much less confusing with the old profile setup. I do like the new crop and rotate features though. Pretty much, love it.

Anonymous said...

I love everything except the profile...i hate it plz change it bak

Anonymous said...

Very, very, VERY cool. This is incredible. Polyvore, you are AMAZING. Thank you so much!! All of these improvements are things that are going to make PV even better, and it's just ALL amazing.:D thank you SO much, again.

KARiiS said...

i liked the profile pages a lot more the way they were before, and if you would change them back i think that would make a lot of people happy, but if you want to keep it here are some suggestions: make the sets a little smaller, move the 'about us' section back to the top, re-add a 'create a set' button (i know there's one at the top, but i find it easier to have one to just click on my page, maybe you could put it under 'links'?), but other than that, i think maybe you just have to get used to them. Thanks for trying to make this better!

Aleksandra. said...

Thanks.

But one thing that really bugs me is when entering contests, it's so hard entering one by one at a time if there is a no limit contest.

So can you please make it that we can select a multiple amount of sets at one time to enter contests.

- Aleksandra.

Azra said...

PLEASE, i really need that organizer for my items back! :)
thank you!

Christine Jane said...

Nice work Polyvore! But I have a problem- some items when dragged into a set become almost transparent. Can this be fixed? Am I doing something wrong? It happens in PC and mac :(

Anonymous said...

the rotate tool use to work on mine, but now it isn't working. is something wrong with my browser? or..

Anonymous said...

I love the rotate tool but can you please bring back the post to a message board option, the 'post an outfit competion' thread on the student room will die without it. Thanks- Saltey

Fleur C. said...

My rotation tool isnt working very well, when i try to modify a set all the rotated items do not appear, could you please do something about it?

Anonymous said...

everything is working ok for me i love the new profiles. the rotation rocks and the crops are really cool! if the item isnt showing when you rotate it i think u have to publish the set first and then edit it. can we lift the 50 item limit? thanks polyvore.

michelle said...

love all the changes, but when you have saved a set with rotated items in your drafts and you're editing it again, the rotated items do not show! could you guys please fix it? (:

Anonymous said...

Great changes on the profile, except there's no way to write comments from someone's profile page, without clicking on the individual image. I feel like this encourages people to just click the favorites icon and move on without making more personal comments.