Posted by Amber on June 22, 2007
So I got my Ravelry.com invite this morning.
Color me unimpressed. It’s basically because I don’t use Flickr (and I don’t want to use Flickr, and you can’t make me use Flickr!), and without Flickr, you can’t upload pictures of your own projects and you can’t add a new yarn pictures
(I’m aparently the first person on Ravelry to use Claudia Handpaint! I must find these other Claudia users.). So the queue is the only fun thing to look at, because I can see other people’s pictures.
Don’t get me wrong – I respect all the effort that went into the design and the coding, but the default views seem to be the “picture” pages, rather than the list view, and it
just looks broken compared to other people.
I’d probably be equally unimpressed if they were billing themselves as the greatest blog aggregator ever, but then only let you import blogs from Typepad. Oh well. Looks like the blog sidebars and an excel file will continue to be my main organization methods, at least until it’s out of beta. A shame, after all the hype, too. I was really looking forward to it. And it’s still very fun to play with (my compulsive desire to make lists is very satisified), I just really like pictures.