CG Cookie has upgraded to a new custom gallery system which will provide more of a community experience while viewing the gallery and site. We’ve been able to cram in a few more features on the tail end of this update that I would like to take you through.
First and foremost, the gallery and user dashboard have been given a facelift. We felt the previous style of the gallery was already showing its age and so we spent a while on the design to make everything cleaner, easier to read, simpler to navigate, and all around easier on the eyes.
Previous/Next Image Browsing
Perhaps the most requested feature, when browsing the gallery you can now navigate to the previous or next image in the gallery right from the image page.
Following / Followers
Twitter started this trend and it turns out it is a good trend to follow You can now follow other users work, to be notified when they post new images. This is a great way to view updates from your favorite artists on the network.
Each member of CG Cookie now has an enhanced profile page to showcase their artwork per site which include social links and information about them. The goal of this page is to provide a landing page to showcase your artwork to friends, family and businesses. From this page you have the ability to view image states, view users you’re following and those followers of your work.
Another part of the expanded profiles is a full badge system! Users will now receive badges for various things, such as being a Citizen member, winning a contest and others. A full list of the available badges will be coming soon!
It’s now easier than ever to sign up for our various CG Cookie network newsletters. You may now manage your newsletter subscription straight from your user dashboard on CG Cookie.
Love an Image
If you see an image you love, you can let the author know by clicking the heart icon below the image.
Upload image status
Authors now have the ability to mark an image as in-progress or finished during the upload process. This will help direct the type of comments and feedback the author is looking to receive.
Expanded Control Panel
The side control panel has received an upgrade as well. You will now receive updates from users that you’re following and there is a new tab for your favorite images.
We are certain there are a few lingering bugs on the site. If you happen to find some please be sure to send us an e-mail to [email protected]. Thank you again for hanging with us on the site!