Over the past few weeks, we’ve been narrowing our focus on how best to create, view and make edits to an item in your collection. We also understand that this process needs to be as quick and easy as possible for the collector. To that end, users will have a few different options when adding a new item to their collection.
One way a user can add an item to their collection will be through a simple input form accessible from the dashboard. This will work best for when you just want to make a quick entry (filling in the details later). Another way an item can be added is through a richer, more in-depth input form. Using this approach, you will be able to add many different data points about your collectible. It’s important to note that we’re striving to make both options accessible and intuitive for all users, no matter their level of experience with websites or computers. Above all, we want you to enjoy using the application!
Once you’ve added an item, there will always be a need to add new data as you obtain it, add additional photos or make changes to information you’ve already added. Rather than force our users to look at an eye-crossing page full of text boxes, check boxes and drop down lists, we wanted to incorporate editing features directly into the page. To illustrate, the image to the right is an example of an item detail page using the antique table I talked about in my Tracking Family History post.
While a customer is looking over their item, they will be able to quickly jump into “edit mode” and make a quick change (check out the animation at the bottom of the page). For example, let’s say you’re showing someone an item in your collection and you notice the date you obtained the item is not accurate. Well, you can quickly shift into edit mode and make your change without having to leave the page you’re on.
In addition to editing text details about your item, you’ll also be able to add/remove photos, choose a photo to represent the item, and add additional notes about the item. This can all be done in one place, with just a few clicks.
While we’re making good progress so far, we would love to hear some of your ideas. What would you like to see or be able to do while viewing your items?
Take care and happy collecting!
Animation of Editing an Item ( Click Image Below to Watch )