Hi all This journal is for you to discuss the category system for the Vector Galleries and suggest any changes or merges that should be made. The reason for this is the newly launched Gallery Makeover Project where we hope to streamline the galleries a little more and make them easier to submit and browse, and to remove any categories that aren't really necessary
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyone
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
So then, the vector categories. The current category tree is below...
- Abstract Animals Conceptual Fantasy Food & Drinks Macabre & Dark Objects Other People Portraits Scenes Science Fiction Surreal Vehicles
And here is the proposed category set-up...
- Abstract & Surreal Animals Conceptual Fantasy Landscapes & Scenes Macabre & Dark Objects Other People & Portraits Science Fiction Vehicles & Transport
How do you think this could be improved and streamlined? Are any categories un-needed? Are there any you think could be merged and/or renamed? Suggestions are posted below - please note that if any categories are removed, the artwork inside will be found a new home in another suitable category, so your artwork will not disappear
Suggestions so far:
- Merge People and Portraits together; - added to propsed set-up Merge Abstract and Surreal together; - added Possibly merge or remove Conceptual subcategory; - not changing Merge Food & Drinks into Objects; - added Rename Scenes to Landscapes & Scenes; - added Merge Fantasy & Sci-Fi; - not changing Have the Vector & Vexel category trees match;
Post all your comments here!