Saturday, July 12, 2008

Card Musuem Viewing Enhancements

If you visited the Baseball Card Cyber Museum in 2007 you may have noticed a few enhancements that were added to the main card display just prior to the launch of the Hockey Card Cyber Museum. Here is a short list of some of the key enhancements:

View by Favorites. In addition to the View by Player, Team, Set, Year, etc. buttons, there is a new view: View by Favorites. This, with one click, allows you to view your favorite cards with one click. That begs the question, how does one designate one's favorite cards? Read on...

Designate Favorites. To designate a card as a Favorite, simple click the player's name under the card (you'll see a star icon (representing a favorite) appear next to the player name). Then click on View By Favorites to see all your favorite cards in alphabetical order. Additionally, clicking on a player's name who is already a favorite will remove the favorite status from that card.

Previous Page Button. When paging through cards, it was always possible to page forward, and use the 'Back' button on the browser to see the previous page. Well, mostly, as most of you know, the 'Back' button on the browser doesn't always work very well. Now a new Previous Page button will appear after you have paged forward, allowing better navigation.

Expanded Preferences. Clicking on the button called 'Change Preferences' will reveal a whole host of new defaults that can be changed to your liking - a great way to always see your team's cards first (or your favorite player) when entering the Card Cyber Museum.

Leave feedback here, or using the Card Museum's feedback form, if you have suggestions for future improvements. I find it helpful if you take the time to explain the reason behind the enhancement request.

5 comments :

James B. Anama said...

Are you able to program it so that you can sort the cards by card number? It's great to see the cards in every set in alphabetical order, but I'd like to be able to sort them by numberical order.

Great job on the blog. I have added it and the link to your museum to my blog.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

Joe McAnally said...

I think you mentioned an order by numerical order also in your write up about the site originally. I'm curious as to why you'd like viewing cards that way. Over the years, I've never understood the randomness that card companies use to number the cards in the first place. It seems quite helter-skelter and the fact that most people sort them that way when they put them into a card album (probably to be sure they are all there) - well that was the one thing I was trying to avoid with the online version. Any insights?

James B. Anama said...

Mr. McAnally:

I left my response to your question on my blog. Here is the link:

http://bdj610bbcblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/blog-post.html

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

Joe McAnally said...

I read the response, and I put my cards in numerical order in the books also for the same reasons. I'm not sure I enjoy looking at them that way very often, but it is kind of a fun, random walk through a set's cards, and for that reason it will be worth looking into next time I am in the code.

Also it would be a quick way to find card 137 in the Topps 1992 set... if it ever comes up. In my management system (the back end of the display card system), I do view the cards in a particular set by number, again, primarily to make sure they are all there, and to easily track down which numbers I need when the set is not yet complete.

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