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Say goodbye to our old “Photos” section. Today we’ve revealed our shiny new Gallery section and we can’t wait for you to check it out!

We are so thrilled to reveal this revamped and renamed section of BurdaStyle.com. Now, for an introduction…

The name Gallery was chosen after much thought and debate. We asked for your opinion through our Facebook Page and we debated for weeks inside the BurdaStyle office.

We decided on Gallery as we feel it best reflects the beauty and craftsmanship of the projects featured. It’s a place to browse, get inspired, and vote!

Best of BurdaStyle showcases collections of the best member projects shared. You’ll find our monthly and yearly round ups in this category.

Contests and Competitions is the spot for community contests and competitions. When a contest or competition is running, you’ll see a “Vote” button. Look out for the next community contest or competition to try out this sleek new feature!

Trends and Editorial Picks is curated by our editorial team and awesome blog contributors. You’ll find fashion trend reports, a range of diverse inspiration and other great visual treats pulled together by our team.

Member Favorites highlights projects chosen by you! Each week, our featured member picks their top 10 member projects for a specially curated album. We hope to have every member’s top ten in this category one day!

Events features photos from our many off-line events. That’s right, we do step away from our computers (but we usually have a sewing machine in hand).

The Gallery section is now in check with the overall look of the site and is more integrated. Now members can add comments, favorite projects straight from the gallery (woo hoo!), and view images in a sleek full screen mode.

Share your reaction by commenting below!

16 Comments

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    Aug 31, 2011, 03.40 AMby gedwoods

    Have to say, overall, I really like the new Gallery feature instead of the old Photos. This looks much more professional and follows the “corporate image” of BurdaStyle better, in my opinion.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 09.56 AMby kelerabeus

    I love the new look! It’s far more user friendly than the old one, it’s more interactive, and you don’t have to get stuck in the photos section anymore. Big improvement in my opinion.

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    Aug 22, 2011, 10.28 PMby Tokie Ang

    i think this is great idea. cos it helps a lot when we need to search some features and events.also i love the idea for the favorite member. its good for us to upgrade our spirit in sewing :)

    just hope it wont go too heavy when we load the linkage..i still remember when am goin to see the best of July galleries..its goes so slow..

    please consider the member outside usa cos our connection here not as good as in usa..(burdastyle is based from usa right? haha) thanks :D

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    Aug 22, 2011, 09.20 PMby cccc44

    Will a thumbnail view become available? Other than that, I really like it.

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      Aug 23, 2011, 09.25 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi cccc44,

      A thumbnail view of all the images in the album would be great. This idea is on our list for phase 2.

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    Aug 22, 2011, 12.17 AMby meegie-moo

    I think everyone has the same concerns!

    I don’t like this new gallery page. The old photo’s page was much more user friendly. Why change something that aint broke?

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      Aug 22, 2011, 01.45 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi meegie-moo,

      All albums created after the redesign will be linked to their respective projects. We’re manually going backwards and relinking our old albums and we hope to be done soon.

      Please let me know what you find user unfriendly about this new design. Our team put a lot of thought into this redesign, the user experience is very important to us.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Aug 20, 2011, 09.57 PMby weatherwitch

    I also agree with the linking comment. It is really annoying to always have to do a search for a member or project when you want to look at the Best Of galleries.

    To be honest, within a gallery e.g. Best of July the implementation could use some work, too. It takes ages for the next image to load and the entire page reloads instead of just the image. I had to close the gallery because I couldn’t stand it. It’s really nice on the front page when you can just click on the next item, maybe that’d work in the gallery as well?

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      Aug 22, 2011, 01.46 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi weatherwitch,

      Thank you for your feedback. I’m passing on your thoughts on the load time to our site developers.

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    Aug 20, 2011, 10.55 AMby auroras-y-sirenas

    I share this opinion about linking to the respective pages.

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    Aug 20, 2011, 01.20 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I agree with the link comments already posted, would be great to click on the photo or have the links come up beside it so you can go to that members project page or their studio but apart from that it looks great guys. I always hated the “photos” section because you got stuck in the page and there was no way to get back to home, well done xx

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    Aug 19, 2011, 11.47 PMby raving

    Love it, it’s nice to be able to comment. Is the voting feature gone for good? Also, would it be possible for names of projects and names of users to link to the respective projects and users? I’ve always wished that I could get to the projects without having to search the site. Other than that I think its a huge improvement, much more community friendly :)

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      Aug 20, 2011, 12.53 AMby madebymeg

      ooh i totally agree about projects and names linking to the respective sites. that would be really useful.

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      Aug 20, 2011, 12.59 AMby Elizabeth L

      Thirding the request for actually linking to the users and the projects rather than just having the photo — that’s always been the most frustrating part of the galleries and the reason why I never use them.

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      Aug 22, 2011, 01.40 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi raving, madebymeg, and Elizabeth L -

      Thanks for your feedback. No, the voting feature is not gone. Voting will be available to projects entered in contests. So, when a contest is running, you’ll see a pink “Vote” button on those projects in the running.

      For all albums created after our redesign, images will be linked to their projects. See Featured Member: redviv’s album. We have to manually go back and link all of our old albums for this new feature. All albums should be relinked in about a week, hopefully sooner!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

    • Me_in_the_park_diy_dress_4_small_large

      Aug 22, 2011, 02.38 PMby raving

      Thanks Rachel, it’s great!

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