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One thing that keep catches me about the site is that when at the home page or a search result, the search box i immediately in focus.  It means when I go to arrow down on my laptop keyboard I'm not able to move down the page as I expect.  I can on all other sites that I can think of.

Otherwise, I think I'm about to make my first purchase due to using the site, so thank you, thank you, thank you!

Simon

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8 hours ago, GotSuperPowers? said:

One thing that keep catches me about the site is that when at the home page or a search result, the search box i immediately in focus.  It means when I go to arrow down on my laptop keyboard I'm not able to move down the page as I expect.  I can on all other sites that I can think of.

Thanks for your feedback Simon, I never thought about it as I easily and naturally use the touchpad to scroll down... but I think you're right and this autofocus is neither necessary nor desirable in this case. I removed it, now you can scroll down using your keyboard without cursing me every time you open the home page :nyah:

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1 hour ago, NicoV said:

Thanks for your feedback Simon, I never thought about it as I easily and naturally use the touchpad to scroll down... but I think you're right and this autofocus is neither necessary nor desirable in this case. I removed it, now you can scroll down using your keyboard without cursing me every time you open the home page :nyah:

Thank you, works perfectly!

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19 hours ago, comix4fun said:

 

Ooooh......"unchecking" a box has never felt so sublime. I'm gonna need to take a moment to just soak in this emotion. :cloud9:

understatement of the the century man, hell I unchecked everything and then did a search for "please inquire" just to enjoy the serenity of a blank white screen.:cloud9:

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18 hours ago, bisquitodoom said:

The more I use it, the more I like it.  Great job on this!  I can't imagine how long it took to put together, but I'll certainly use it a lot. 

The only suggestion I have is that it would be really nice if it also included CAF classified postings.  

I second this!  It seems like a lot of art that I miss gets bought and sold on CAF.

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4 minutes ago, NicoV said:

It seems that ComicConnect blacklisted my server... meh

Don't know if they did it on purpose or not , but I knew CAT could bother some websites...

I remember a conversation somewhere on these boards... trying to explain to someone why sites may not like people scraping or polling data from them if they don't have an API for that express purpose.

I would not be surprised to see more sites that are professionally run do the same.

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7 minutes ago, NicoV said:

It seems that ComicConnect blacklisted my server... meh

Don't know if they did it on purpose or not , but I knew CAT could bother some websites...

Not sure why any of these sites would do that. It seems like free advertising. The more eyes on there art the more likely people bid and buy i would think

 

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18 minutes ago, artistlost said:

Not sure why any of these sites would do that. It seems like free advertising. The more eyes on there art the more likely people bid and buy i would think

 

Depending on how things are being done, it could look like any sort of nefarious activities to the system administration people.

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great job Nico - I found a few pieces I didn't know existed.

Question: if no results are found then the screen turns up blank - is that correct? if so, it would be helpful to have a simple 'no results found'. the first couple of times I wondered if my connection timed out and did a second search.

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1 hour ago, SquareChaos said:

I remember a conversation somewhere on these boards... trying to explain to someone why sites may not like people scraping or polling data from them if they don't have an API for that express purpose.

I would not be surprised to see more sites that are professionally run do the same.

For sure scraping is not ideal... and if some of these websites give me APIs it would be great!  Anyway, I'm really cautious to not heavily query any website. For instance ComicConnect: I only open 3 pages every 3 hours...

 

1 hour ago, artistlost said:

Not sure why any of these sites would do that. It seems like free advertising. The more eyes on there art the more likely people bid and buy i would think

 

That's also my opinion but some sites can have their own strategy... That's also why I launched CAT in beta, to see if there was any issue with professionals. I don't think it would upset any dealer or artist, but it could be different with auction houses or marketplaces.

 

23 minutes ago, Hekla said:

great job Nico - I found a few pieces I didn't know existed.

Question: if no results are found then the screen turns up blank - is that correct? if so, it would be helpful to have a simple 'no results found'. the first couple of times I wondered if my connection timed out and did a second search.

Yep you're right, I'm aware of it :nyah:

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4 minutes ago, NicoV said:

For sure scraping is not ideal... and if some of these websites give me APIs it would be great!  Anyway, I'm really cautious to not heavily query any website. For instance ComicConnect: I only open 3 pages every 3 hours...

 

That's also my opinion but some sites can have their own strategy... That's also why I launched CAT in beta, to see if there was any issue with professionals. I don't think it would upset any dealer or artist, but it could be different with auction houses or marketplaces.

 

Yep you're right, I'm aware of it :nyah:

May be worth reaching out proactively and explaining what you're trying to do. I too would be surprised if many would then block you - your site is a great tool for collectors and drives business to them for free (I imagine that is your plan anyway).

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