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Sneak Peak number two is about our first newly structured navigation point of our new platform, the “Projects” section.

This section will from now on include all finished sewing projects (currently named creations), meaning both projects that are derived from patterns and projects that are solely based on instructions. The latter is currently living in the how to section.

For that matter, at the moment we are dividing the How To section on the current site into Projects and Techniques. Techniques will be hosted under Learning, but more about that in another sneak peak. The projects data is being transitioned right now to fit the new section and we may be contacting some of you that have projects living in the current how to section, to do the same. No worries! Easy as pie.

To properly host all the necessary information for the projects, each creation has its own step by step instructions if needed. BurdaStyle’s pattern instructions will be posted here, and accessible at all times, even before pattern purchase!

The Project showcase has optimized sorting capabilities and a great filter system, which allows you to sort out projects that you can make from the projects to be inspire by. You will also have the ability to sort projects by season, material, garment type, and style making it much easier to find the projects you are looking for.

As you see, there is a lot to look forward to and please, ask questions as we go along. And don’t forget, we will help you transition slowly and be there all steps on the way.

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    May 4, 2009, 03.00 PMby teamydear

    Hi Nora, I was especially referring to Zora’s comments on the Ehren pattern namely (I cite): “the amount of fabric and lining needed in meters (…) a line drawing (note from Prutsprinses: we got that one yay!) and the finished chest size measurements” (I am thinking of finished measurements in general, and ease indications) and “how much pages the pattern has” for the printing cost :) Then another detail I would love to see on the pattern, not in the preview in the projects section, is where the bust and hip on the pattern is, like this line there is that says “waist” :) See here for more on this topic: http://www.burdastyle.com/forum/show_topic/15789 Thank you for getting back at us and good luck with the website change! Greetings :)

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    May 4, 2009, 07.52 AMby nora

    UPDATE: In the projects section, you can only sort according to ‘projects you can make’ and ’all projects. If you want to to find ONLY patterns, you can do so directly in the pattern catalog.

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    May 3, 2009, 06.35 PMby nora

    Hi everyone – thanks for your comments! Great thoughts, here are the answers to your questions:

    We created on Project page for all projects (or creations) that have either a pattern or instructions (latter ones meaning based on how tos), meaning you end up with a complete garment or object in the end. You will be able to sort between projects with patterns and projects without patterns based on how tows (latter ones used to be in the how to section and will still have step-by-step picture tutorials, but now in the projects section).

    Techniques that help you to achieve better or easier results (that used to be in how tos) will be in the learning section, also still with step-by-step picture instructions.

    So, the old how tos will be split up on the new site in projects (complete project in the end) and techniques in the learning section.

    Also, YES – there will be a much easier way to navigate through creations, which are now named projects. You can view your search or sorting results in a slide show modus!

    @PrtusPrinses – which other details are you talking about? Could you define that a bit more so I understand better?

    Commenting should also be working perfectly.

    Does this answer your questions? I might have repeated myself…. Just wanted to be sure to be 100% clear! Happy to tell you more:)

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    May 2, 2009, 07.24 AMby teamydear

    @ erdronen I think I see this on the first screenshot: “projects you can make”. So I suppose that would separate the how-to’s and patterns from the rest? Or does it only separate the creations based on how-to’s and patterns from the rest? I am so happy you will make the instructions accessible, I hope all the other details (finished measurements and so on) that people requested will be there too! I love the sorting capabilities too, I am looking forward to the next sneek peak! PS: and I hope that my messages and comments will still have line breaks and paragraphs on the new site… they always disappear when I post…

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    May 1, 2009, 04.28 AMby erdronen

    The look and usability seem to be much better at least from what I can see! I do have one concern though, but maybe once I see the site it will become clearer. I really enjoy having a separate how-to section, and I’m not entirely sure that I would enjoy them being mixed in with creations. As long as there is an easy way to sort them by whether or not instructions are involved, and then by project type, that should be good enough. I can’t wait to play with the new site! One other question: I know that this comment has come up many times in the forum- many many people would like to know if there will be “Next” and “Back” navigation buttons to go through the creations (instead of having to press the browser Back button every time). I don’t see this here, but maybe I’m just blind :)

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    Apr 30, 2009, 08.48 PMby minnietheminks

    Hiya, looks really good, I really like the idea of beinging able to sort patterns by season/fabric as being in the southern hemisphere it will always be the opposite of Burdastyle. Looking forward to the new site.

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