Want to "Favourite" the best articles on our sites? Your wish is our command!
We've introduced a new Reading List feature to both Foundations and Wardrobe this week, and we're pretty excited about it. You have asked for this in our surveys and suggested it in your conversations with Marion, Polly and myself, and we're delighted to bring your idea to life!
Now you will be able to find your favourite Foundations and Wardrobe articles more quickly and easily than ever. Save articles to your personal Reading List to help you with a project, or as a list of references to help you learn a technique, or just bookmark your favourite, most inspiring articles - and there's more. Unlike your browser bookmarks, when the site gets overloaded with new content and we re-structure things into more detailed categories, these links won't break.
How to Use the Reading List
Let me very quickly walk you through the features so that you can go and play...
Click the bookmark icon in any article intro to add it to your Reading List.
You'll see the icon change to a similar one that'll enable you to remove it from your Reading List in the same way.
(Removing an article in this way just removes it from your personalised Reading List. Rest assured that it won't remove the article from the website as a whole!)
You can also find the add/remove icon at the bottom of each full article.
Then, find the list of favourite articles that you've made under Articles > My Reading List.
Here you'll find all the articles you've bookmarked, and they'll be automatically organised for you into the same categories as elsewhere on the site.
(When you've amassed a huge Reading List, you may find it easier to use the drop-down box to jump to a specific category. And yes, as the sites grow and we do those re-structuring changes to narrow down and split up heaving categories, your Reading List categories will automatically update to match. Nothing will be lost.)
Use the plus sign on the right of any article title to expand it and check it quickly.
You can then use the "Go to Story" icon to go to the original article page, or delete it from your Reading List by using the trash icon.
Finally, here's a nifty extra: If you want to link to a favourite article or articles from your blog or webpage (or an article you're writing for us!), you can use the "Copy" button on the top right to generate a popup with html link codes to your entire Reading List.
(Don't forget that only members will be able to see the members-only articles to which you're linking!)
The Reading List is now up and running on both Foundations AND Your Wardrobe Unlock'd. So go, log in, play. Create your own Reading List and tell us what you think!
To put together your own personalised Reading List drawn from an unrivalled collection of hundreds of in-depth costuming and corsetmaking articles, support Foundations Revealed and/or Your Wardrobe Unlock'd by SIGNING UP HERE, as well as sharing this post on social media.