DesignerNews is almost dead

1 year ago from Riho Kroll, Lead UI/UX Designer

  • Andrew C, 1 year ago

    Dribbble is one of the (if not THE) most positive and pleasant outlets for designers to visit on the internet. Fuck that Intercom article, and any designer taking their work so seriously they’ll shit on others that are actually posting good and interesting designs or thought provoking concepts.

    A community based on doing and not waxing poetic is exactly what the doctor ordered for this field.

    1 point
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 1 year ago

      Dribbble is one of the (if not THE) most positive and pleasant outlets for designers to visit on the internet

      Are you serious? I cannot tell if this is sarcasm or not.

      Fuck that Intercom article

      I don't know about this Intercom article - can you link it please?

      ... any designer taking their work so seriously they’ll shit on others that are actually posting good and interesting designs or thought provoking concepts

      That is a bit of a misleading way of thinking about it. Because what is being posted on dribbble distorts the reality for those who consume what is posted there. And that is influencing the way they work and what they produce, which creates trends. So we should absolutely post responsibly on dribbble.

      90% of shots on dribbble are decoration. They are things made pretty. But Design is not only about making it pretty. The way it is right now I only use it to follow illustrators.

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    • Joey Prijs, 1 year ago

      Do you find it pleasant because thousands of people on Dribbble only respond with "great work!" - hoping you're gonna click on their profile doing the same for them?

      I'd argue Dribbble is one of the main reasons ego-trips and self-promotion became so prevalent in the community. It started out great tho; "show us what you're working on" instead of "make a great Dribbble shot!" - at this point it's fair to say Dribbble is the Instagram of the design world; mostly toxic.

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      • Andrew C, 1 year ago

        Dribbble is built on people putting up shots and I like the value of designers showing over telling. Our field is full of rhetoric and endless waxing. Hence why a story about us gathers more rote activity than stories about work and products of our peers. It’s nice to see the busy worker get their due.

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