Marketplace Item Previews – We Moved the Big Buttons

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Collis has been feeding the devs with steroids this month! We’ve updated the appearance and location of the preview buttons on our item pages.

This is a great improvement:

  • The buttons are out of the way, allowing customers can see the whole image preview.
  • Potentially, it allows for a lot more preview types.

What do you think?

We’re not finished yet! This is the first update in a sequence of item page optimizations we have planned.

  • Shane

    I like the new layout, much cleaner! Although it did look very borked until I cleared my browser cache.

  • Jamie Harvey

    Much better, Took a bit of getting use to mind! I think it make’s the preview images look much bigger even though there not. :D

  • Lucas

    Yep, i think it’s a good update.

  • VF

    What a milestone move! :D

  • FullTank

    Yes, this is the way to go. Switching the live/screenshot buttons was not a good idea, glad that you did give up on that.

    I think all envato marketplace sites have serious usability issues, for example – user buys a HTML theme and thinks it’s WordPress. This has to be stated clearly.

    Homepage, item pages – all those can be improved. For example, why item page has these large icons for file types included in the package? Is there a need for this? It uses a lot of the sidebar space and is redundant because there is already a list of files included…

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  • onedesign

    Yah! Nice action

  • bryan

    I think its a great idea!

  • Sergey

    Much better. Thanks :)

  • fifty_tons

    much better, looks really cool

    – 50

  • freak holic

    great … keep up your work!! :D

  • Jason Rayne

    Great change, I love it! Shane was right on the money though, you’ve definitely gotta clear your cache before it looks right. ;)

  • Israel

    So much better! Now I don’t have to design around them when making screens. Thanks Devs!

  • flashedge

    Nice update, though I wish that blank space on the sides of the buttons were used better.

  • tmworks

    I like the old design, that keep the page balance.