Improved artwork upload page

We have done a lot of work to improve the artwork upload page. There are too many changes to count, but in addition to making the page prettier, you may notice the following:

  • There are lists of your most recent uploads and all of the artist’s existing works on the page, to make it easier to detect duplicates.
  • It’s a bit easier and faster to choose an owner for the artwork.
  • If the upload stalls, you won’t have to re-enter the information.

There are other good things “under the hood” which won’t be apparent, but will help us to maintain the site better.

Hopefully soon we’ll be able to re-work the artwork updates page in a similar fashion. Let us know if anything doesn’t work correctly, and happy uploading!

Artworks can now be tagged

We have added tagging functionality to the artwork pages. On the main page for an artwork (not the full image display, but the “Detail” page), you can go to the Social tab and click the “Tag this artwork” link. A window will pop up allowing you to tag the artwork.

We get a lot of spam attempts on The Athenaeum, so tags must be verified by another user before they will show up. You can verify tags entered by other members of the site in the same section where you add tags. If there are unverified tags, they will show up automatically.

With the advent of tagging, we can now give you a page to display artworks by tags as well, so that has been added to the front page of the site.

The tags and tag categories are set by the site administrators. Right now we have tags for Greek and Roman mythology, but we’ll be adding more – literature, Christian iconography, and so on. Let us know if there are categories or tags you think we should make available.

Our new blog

This will be the official blog for The Athenaeum. Right now it’s an out-of-the-box look (theme), but we’ll customize it over time, and start using the blog for our news posts. Please feel free to comment on the posts – that’s what we’re here for, and we want to get a lively conversation going, especially about our site design decisions.