There are multiple ways to find Content on Life Is Strange Fans. On the Homepage, you’ll see 1 of each Content type listed with an image and title for each in a Polaroid format, with results randomising each time you revisit the page (Note: If you’re a logged out visitor, caching may keep showing you the same results until you clear your cache – to see new results with each refresh you’ll need to register and log in). Clicking the image will take you directly to the post. Or you can clicking the name of the Content type to jump to the Archive page for that type.
Anyone, whether logged in or not, can use the Live Search bar in the header:
Relevant content will appear, with a featured image, the title and post type shown for each. 6 posts will be shown per page and you can use the arrows or page numbers to navigate between them. Just click the image to go directly to the post. You can also submit your search query by either clicking the magnifying glass icon or pressing Enter. This will redirect you to the Search Results page, where you can use on page filters to further filter down the results.
You can also filter the results in the Live Search box by post type using the filter button next to the magnifying glass button:
Just uncheck the boxes for any post types you want to exclude from the results.
Note: On mobile and tablet, this element is moved to the MAIN MENU and is a standard search box which must be submitted rather than a live version.
If logged in, you can also jump to Content Archive pages which lists all Content of a specific type using the dropdown menu in the Header bar, as described in the Header Documentation.
Logged out visitors can get to the same Content Archive pages using the Main Menu:
You can also discover new content of the same type when viewing a Content’s single page. In the sidebar, you’ll see a section labelled ‘SIMILAR FAN ART’ for example. Just click one of the images to go directly to the post.
Finally, on all Activity pages, in the sidebar, you’ll see a ‘Discover More Content’ listings which shows random content you have not yet added to your Favourites.
On Content Archive pages and some other pages where Contest is listed, you will see Filtering options. On the Fan Art Archive page for example:
You can filter by the Fan Artist to show only Fan Art created by them. Simply click the box where it says ‘Select Fan Artist’ and a dropdown will appear, listing all Fan Artists. The list is sorted by the number of Fan Art that Fan Artist has on the site, with the Fan Artist with the most Fan Art listed further up. The number of Fan Art posts they have on the site can be seen in brackets after their name.
Click the name of the Fan Artist and the results will filter to show only Fan Art by them:
You’ll see that the Fan Artist you’ve selected will have the box to the left of their name filled in orange. You can even ‘stack’ Fan Artists by selecting another while the first one is selected. This will show Fan Art from both those Fan Artists (or however many you stack), with the newest posts listed first:
You can continue to stack other filters as well, such as filtering by Characters featured in the Fan Art:
Where a search bar is present you can start typing to filter the results with a relevant terms, such as ‘sunset’:
Note that this search bar is separate from the Live Search bar in the Header – that one searches for content across the whole site within all main Content types while this search bar among the filter options will search only within the context of the current Archive page, plus any currently active filters.
For example, if you’re on the Fan Art archive page and you have already used filters to show Fan Art by a specific Fan Artist and only featuring Chloe Price, searching for ‘sunset’ here will only show Fan Art by that specific Fan Artist that ALSO features Chloe Price AND is tagged with ‘sunset’.
In some places, you’ll see a ‘Filter By Friend’ filter – this will filter results to only show posts added by users you are Friends with on the site – but again, within the context of the current page/filters.
Most Archive or result pages have two other dropdown select filters: Sort By and Results Per Page.
Using Sort By, you can sort the results by Name or Title, Date, Most Favourited or Most Viewed:
Using ‘Results Per Page’, you can change the amount of posts shown per page from a predefined set of amounts, or choose ‘Show All’ to show all posts in this context, but please be aware that, depending on the number of results, this may affect performance on the page.
You can click any filter option again (or delete the text if using Search) to remove that filter, or to remove all filters at once and return the results to the default state, click the ‘Reset All Filters’ button at the bottom of the filter list:
On some pages where multiple Content types might be listed, such as the Search Results page or on a Collections page for example, you will need to first select the Content type before the filters will appear. This is because essentially ALL filters are present on the page, but are hidden and programmed to only show conditionally based on the context. It wouldn’t make sense for the ‘Cosplay Item’ filter to appear when viewing Fan Art for example.
Once you select a Content type, the relevant filters will appear:
Here’s how that looks on a Collection page:
The additional filters appear only after selecting a Content type:
In some cases on mobile or tablet, you will see a ‘Search & Filter’ button instead of the full set of filters on the page:
Clicking this will reveal a slide-in box which lists all the filters available in the current context.
Once selecting the filters you want, the results are filtered in the background. Click the ‘X’ icon to close the filters pop-up and see the results. This is purely to save space on the page for mobile or tablet users, but the filters and stacking of filters will otherwise work in the same way as on desktop.