So after using the new skin at a clients site, where I had to actually try to find a specific event, I realized how useless the Events page itself was - the little thumbnails did nothing except take up space and provide a link to the lightbox, which is where the good stuff happened.
So how about a slider-gallery type for the events, where the full size image can be played back? The thumbs can be scrolled to the left and right easily, and when clicking on a thumb, the fullsize image is shown above. Click play, and the event plays back right there.
Similar to before, filtering via the left-side navigation will update the thumb list.
Let me know your thoughts!
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