ASK DN: How can we improve the UI of this feed?

almost 5 years ago from Ömer Akyürek, Designer at day, Developer at night.

  • Alex CampAlex Camp, almost 5 years ago

    Quick and dirty...

    Personally, I'm not a huge fan of websites that look like blown up versions of mobile layouts. I understand the mobile-first philosophy but recommend adding some desktop-specific layout changes to make the experience better.

    Not a huge fan of several sections that capture the browser viewport, especially when the content does not fill them up. On an iMac there is always an odd amount of space above/below the content making for pointless scrolling.

    Text seems pretty small across the board.

    A popular effect app companies are using is motion graphics - could make your site a little more engaging/interesting.

    Hope that helps!

    2 points
    • Andreas EllwangerAndreas Ellwanger, over 4 years ago

      I second that! But he wants feedback regarding the iOS UI.

      3 points
    • Ömer Akyürek, over 4 years ago

      Thanks Alex, but as Andreas stated below, we are looking for feedback regarding the iOS UI.

      p.s.: the webpage is getting re-designed at the moment!

      1 point
      • Alex CampAlex Camp, over 4 years ago

        Oops, gotcha. My bad.

        The feeds' text is also too small, and there should be more padding on the sides to prevent it from getting so close. It looks a little wireframey- maybe bring in some more branding and nice typography.

        There may be a better way to show the text over the images because like on the Colbert one it gets a little lost. And the tags Tasty or Movie Trailers could maybe get some special formatting instead of the same white text.

        On the publication screens, perhaps blur that background even more, it's at a weird place where you can see too much of what the image is and its a little distracting. The blurry text look doesn't look that great to me. Text is a little small here too, and the action buttons are bigger, does that mean they are more important? A bit more padding on the sides here too would help.

        Maybe see if you can truncate or shorten URLs - there is potential to get some super ugly ones if left alone. Not sure if its just the quality of the image, but the link color could maybe be more pronounced.

        Hope that helps

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