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April 26, 2016
What "cleaning" a room does to air quality.
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News - Friday Product Post: Swif…
about 4 months ago
There are ways to do this and one of the most-used methods is called lazy loading. This may be something we look into in the future. At this point we’ve yet to look into how big of an implementation it would be for our site.
News - SparkFun Product Page Get…
about 4 months ago
Just wanted to let you know that we’ve added a link inside the wishlist button dropdown to see all your wishlists. After your comment, we really realized that it was a little difficult to get to your wishlists since we removed it from the primary navigation. Enjoy!
We appreciate the feedback and understand that not everyone will be thrilled with the new changes. We wanted to give each product a feel for consistently to find what you need. If you are used to searching to find the datasheets, just know that now they will always be right under the documents tab. As for the mobile view we’ve found that most screens will show all the information under the tabs at the same vertical location with minimal scrolling.
Hi Bryan! I appreciate the feedback and your concerns are valid. We know that change is hard, but we appreciate having you as a customer and hope that you get used to the new changes!
A big challenge with a website having a website with over 2000 products is building consistency. One of the main things we wanted to accomplish with the new layout was to give every piece of information about the product shown it’s own specific area that you can consistently go to to find what you need. If you come to our site and want to see the documents of the product, you know there is a tab for it. Same said with the “Product Help and Resources” section. For many products this section is much more than just the “Skills Needed”. It includes Videos, Tutorials, Hackster Projects, Support Tips, and anything else that previously may have been lost in the single column with all the other information.
As for the comments and reviews, they can always be jumped to quickly by clicking on the star rating (if there is one). When doing our research we found that it’s pretty common practice for customer comments and reviews to be at or near the bottom for e-commerce sites of our magnitude.
Thanks for the comment. We haven’t really changed anything in the way that wishlists work, just the location of the button. If you hadn’t noticed it’s now above the large image. We’ll soon have a link put in that dropdown list so that you can access all your wishlists a little quicker as well. Hope that helps you out!
Great question, that’s something that’s been talked about quite a bit and it’s certainly in our future vision. Unfortunately, I can’t give any estimated date of completion. We’ve got a few other web projects that are going to come before we get to similar product configurations.
News - Air Quality Sensor Experi…
about 8 months ago
That’s a great point, my home is north of Denver in the suburbs. Pretty clean air for the most part.
News - SparkFun.com is Getting a…
about 8 months ago
Thank you Mitch, we are currently working through a large recategorization QA process. It’s going to take some time to match our entire catalog with some of the new categories we’ve created. We hope to have it all resolved today.
News - IoTuesday: DIY IoT LED We…
about 11 months ago
I think that would be really cool with a cityscape and the river. Thunderstorms are next for us on our project as well. We just ran out of time before the video. Looking forward to seeing it in action!
Thanks for you interest in this! Make sure to send us a picture when you’re all finished.
This image should give you a good overall idea of the spacing and width of the project. The wood I used for this was 75 year old fence wood so it’s pretty inconsistent all around but this averages about ¾ inch thick. If I wasn’t using reclaimed wood I’d probably choose 1/2in (maybe even 1/4in) just to keep the overall size and weight down.
I would recommend each layer (whether the lights are facing up or backward) to be about a ½ inch apart since the LED strip is just over 3/8 inch wide. If you could find a 7/16in space that would fit nearly perfect. We used some cork material we had lying around to space out the boards but ideally I would use these. We used them but my local Lowes only had a few in the store so we made it work with the cork.
As for the code, I’ll have to get back to ya. Feldi is out today but she can shine some light on this soon.
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