New site features
I've rolled out some new features today:
This is the biggest and most significant change. The notes about related sets (e.g. same as...; US version of...; Polybag version of... etc.) have been replaced with a database relationship.
Although this was a relatively small change to the site, it needed a lot of work to gather and check the data to ensure it is accurate. I'm confident that it is, but also sure there'll be further additions and improvements to it over the next few weeks as the admins carry out more checks.
Sometimes you want to see just the thumbnails of the sets rather than all the details so I've implemented a new 'gallery view' for the search results. You can flip between the two using the control on the search results header, and your preference is saved in a cookie.
Pop-up view of a set's minifigs
The minifig count information in the search results table is now a hyperlink to a pop-up view of the minifigs.
- Search results table tidied up a bit.
- Minifig taxonomy data from Cristoph Bartneck's book displayed where appropriate.
- 'New at shop.LEGO.com' reinstated on home page.
- eBay bar removed from home page.
- Improvements to set review form.
- 'Member since' and 'last online' dates shown on member profile pages, although the site only started recording joining dates in 2010 so it's not shown for 'older' members.
- Various small tweaks and improvements.
Do let me know if you encounter any problems and what you think of the changes.