We’re a little late on this. Tobyjoe rebuilt Self-Portrait Day in celebration of it turning one. The look didn’t change much and the idea is still very much the same, but how it functions is totally different.
For starters, it’s been automatated. Which makes me happy as we no longer have to code everything by hand and crop and optimize all the images. Now, members can log in and upload pictures whenever they want. When they do so, they immediately get bumped up to the top. Here, you will find the name of the person, where they live, a link to their site, how long they’ve been a member and the last time they signed in. Pretty cool, if you ask me.
Another new feature is the fact that a profile has been added for each person. When you click on someone’s portrait, you will enter a new page where you can learn a little bit more about the person. (shown here.)
We also added Random. The random button selects 12 faces and displays them for you.
We’ll be changing some more over on SPD for the next couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to receiving feedback (we’ve already received some—thank you!) and suggestions as to how to make it even more usable and fun. As with any new launch, there are bound to be bugs. That happens. Please feel free to let us know if you find any while you’re visiting.
I am really excited about the new feel. Last night, after we launched the site we sent an email to everyone in our database. The response was overwhelming. I found myself addicted to reloading the page and clicking on new faces.