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SpaceAholic
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From: Sierra Vista, Arizona
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posted 08-31-2013 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Implemented an overhaul of Spaceaholic.com with the intention of making it more conducive to cataloging the collection and facilitating access by researchers.

A small percentage of artifacts have been uploaded - will improve upon this in the coming weeks/months as individual entries are built. If anybody discerns something amiss when hitting the site please drop me a note.

garymilgrom
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posted 08-31-2013 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Scott.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-31-2013 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very clean and very impressive presentation, Scott. The organization of the site, by artifact category and flight program is a great idea.

A possible bug: search parameters do not seem to clear between searches. I was confused when I searched for Apollo and only received one result until I realized that my prior search choices (under different categories) were still being applied to the current results.

Also, is there a way to browse the entire collection?

SpaceAholic
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posted 08-31-2013 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, several options for search...

The key word "Search" box at the top right at present is non functional (need to get that resolved)

Main search options:

  1. use the "Browse" Hyperlink to tunnel down to progressively filtered search parameters - if someone wants to abort or is complete the hope is that the "Start a new Search" would be clicked to reset back to the beginning. May not be as intuitive as hoped (maybe highlighting/enlarging the hyperlink to start a new search might be beneficial)

  2. The other option is the pull down menu at the bottom right of the home page which also incorporates the reset hyperlink.
Forwarded on your comments to the developer... not sure how feasible browsing/presenting the entire collection with a single click might be but will definitely look into it.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-31-2013 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpaceAholic:
May not be as intuitive as hoped (maybe highlighting/enlarging the hyperlink to start a new search might be beneficial)
Indeed, I didn't see that option; instead I used my browser's back button to return to the front page and start a new search.

It also seemed to remember the previous search parameters between visits (i.e. navigating away from the site and then returning after browsing elsewhere).

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