Before you ask for a new site feature, please review the following list to see if your suggestion is already in the planned set of features:
This is not a complete list of the new features (which currently numbers over 100 new features). This list is subject to constant change and updating.
Changes to Entire Site:
- Modification of layout code to better facilitate site skins.
- Update numerous places where additional sorting should be.
- Addition of Site Skins.
- Improved Username visibility site-wide.
- Random Image button on main page.
- Complete redesign of main page.
- Removal of splash page.
- New Announcements Mailing List.
- Improved login system.
- Referral rewards system.
Changes to Account System:
- Merge First/Last Name records into one "Public Name" field.
- Addition of Account Avatars
- Login notification of new additions in your Museum since your last visit/login.
- Fully automate the Account Upgrade system.
- Fully automate the Account Application and Approval system.
- Fully automate the Account Removal system.
- Add Visitor -> Basic Account upgrade ability.
- New uses for Account Credits: AotD showings, Additional Avatars, Additional Uploads.
- The ability to give Account Credits to other site members.
- A realignment of the Account Types so that they are easier to understand.
Changes to Biography System:
- Addition of Commission Rates Listing System.
- Addition of member Commenting Rules: member defined requests for commenting (i.e. "no cutesie comments, only serious critiques")
- The possibility of a minor journaling system, but this is still in debate. Art first.
- Better management of character biographies, and all biography images.
- Biography will be linked to the Side 7 Forums.
Changes to Commenting System:
- Display of member's Commenting Rules.
- Ability to edit your own comments and replies.
- Change "Gallery Comments" to "Member's Guestbook".
- Reintroduction of Anonymous commenting. Site members will be able to choose to allow anonymous comments both on an gallery-based and image-based setting.
- A member-defined minimum comment length will be configurable for those who want serious critiques.
- Ability to turn comment signature on/off.
- Ability to customise comment signature. This signature will be used in both the comments and in forums.
- Display of Public Name with username in comments and replies.
Changes to Gallery System:
- Addition of Customisable Portfolio Pages.
- Addition of Customisable "Main" Page.
- Addition of thumbnail view for gallery.
- Addition of a Favourites Portfolio where an artist can list their favourite works of art by other site members.
- Addition of Art Trades Portfolio where an artist can list images they've done for other people, and list images done for them by other site members.
- Ability to customise how your gallery looks.
- Friends-Only image uploads - image uploads that are visible only to members you designate as able to see your Friends-Only portfolio. These images will not fall under the normal image rating and category rules, as they are not visible to the public.
- Ability to obtain additional daily uploads with Account Credits.
Changes to Side 7's Store:
- Completely overhaul the web store to remove dependence on sites like cafepress.com and 99dogs.com.
- Build stock of new and unique Side 7 merchandise, including high-quality screen printed shirts. Looking into customised lead holders, drawing pencils, and other art-related items, as well.
- Add AotD, account upgrading and corporate membership sign-ups from the Side 7 store.
- Add gift certificates to the web store.
- Add the ability to use Account Credits to the Side 7 store, to generate discount coupons for merchandise.
New Art Category List:
- 3D Media / Sculpture
- Abstract / Nonrepresentative
- Concept Art
- Fan Art - Animation/Comic
- Fan Art - Anime/Manga
- Fan Art - Book
- Fan Art - Celebrity
- Fan Art - Game
- Fan Art - TV/Movie
- Fan Art - Other
- Fashion Design / Costuming
- Furry / Anthropomorphic
- Photography - Abstract
- Photography - Animals
- Photography - Architecture
- Photography - Landscapes
- Photography - Nature
- Photography - People
- Photography - Other
- Science Fiction
- Serial Artwork (Comics)
- Still Life