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Fresh New Design Look for Freshome + Collect This Idea Feature

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We’ve been working furiously for the past few months, updating our site design page by page. With this new redesign we’ve not only completed a visual upgrade that offers a cleaner, more functional design but we’ve also been making a lot of backend changes, cleaning up our code and implementing the newest technology in order to cut down on page load time and make smarter (and fewer) data calls.

We also wanted to make sure that Freshome looks beautiful on any screen, so we’ve made the design responsive, so that it scales with whatever device you’re using. If you land on a smartphone, tablet, or large desktop monitor, you’ll find that the content and layout suits the size of your screen.

New FRESH Feature : Collect this Idea Button

Over time lots of people told us that they would like to be able to create an account and save their favorite pictures / projects and be able to visit them later. After we’ve spent some time thinking at this new feature we decided to do it. So if you are going with your mouse over a picture you will see in the upper left corner the Collect this Idea Button ( example below ).

P.SWe just launched this new feature and we’re going to improve it with time, so please be patient and feel free to come up with some feedback on how we can improve this experience.

Now if you’ll click that button our system will ask you to create an account or log in into an existing account. After completing this step, you will be able to start collecting the ideas you like the most and organise them in your own folders inside your account.

We hope you like the new look and the new Collect this Idea Feature.  Remember, we’ve made these changes with you in mind, please feel free to let us know what you think by leaving a comment on this post.  We look forward to hearing from you …and don’t forget to create an account a start collecting your favourite pictures / projects. Enjoy the new FRESHOME !

 

6 comments

  • Cosmin May 21, 2014 at 12:18 PM Login to Reply →

    on iPhone pictures still looks blurry and pixelated.

  • Philipp May 21, 2014 at 13:47 PM Login to Reply →

    Congratulation to the new design! Looks good. I like big images. Nice idea with the collection.

  • Andrew May 21, 2014 at 15:32 PM Login to Reply →

    Nice work on the site. Looking forward to playing with it. Old site was really nice and pleasing to the eye so the change will take some time to get used to… but so far so good. Has potential to be a Houzz type app here if you continue to extend the ideas. Houzz has gotten a little too cluttered lately. So my advice is keep it simple and good luck.

    FYI, your comment system is broke. It forced me to register in order to comment, which perhaps is a good thing; but i don’t think that is how it is intended to work. :)

  • Andrew May 21, 2014 at 15:46 PM Login to Reply →

    OK, few more points of feedback if anyone is listening.

    Some older images are being stretched to the point where they don’t look good at all on the site unless you shrink the width of the page to a more mobile state.

    Example:
    http://freshome.com/2012/09/23/beautiful-wooden-details-embellishing-tel-aviv-apartment/

    So you need to tweak how you are manipulating older images in your responsive design.

    The collections idea is great but it took me a few minutes to figure out. Wish you could have watched my actions. Basically, when you click the “collect” image and hit save, it does NOT save the image. You must assign it to a collection first. Which is confusing as there is no notification that you must create a collection first. My advice is to just create a standard “uncatalogued” folder to save everything to initially and not force people to create collections. Or if you are going to force them to make a collection, prompt them to do so if they don’t have a collection specified. Right now, you just hit “save” and it takes you back to page and gives you the false impression that your image is saved – when in fact, it is not.

    Feel free to delete this comment as well if you want once you have it. :)

  • Sem Tibet May 21, 2014 at 18:23 PM Login to Reply →

    New webtemplate just perfect. I liked this website. Congratulation…

  • Pria Suvarnabhumi May 21, 2014 at 23:36 PM Login to Reply →

    Why is the function to upload the pix to pininterest is now disabled?

    Competition to the new ‘collection’ function?