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Dropbox Guide (dropbox.com)

6 years ago from , Design Entrepreneur

30 comments

  • Paul GasparPaul Gaspar, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Very nice, very well executed, very unusable. Wastes 50 % of the screen permanently, terrible navigation.

    19 points
    • Bilal MohammedBilal Mohammed, 6 years ago

      Couldn't amen more.

      0 points
    • Andy SmithAndy Smith, 6 years ago

      I wondered what you were on about until I made my screen bigger! Works well and looks nice on a thinner window size ;)

      0 points
    • Bryce DriesengaBryce Driesenga, 6 years ago

      Hmm -- I see what you're saying and I think I agree to an extent. But I wonder if, were the actual 'articles' centered, surrounded by white space, in the browser, would we consider the left and right 50% of the screen wasted?

      I do think it's odd simply because I'm not used to having my head turned a few degrees to the right for long-form reading, as we're used to text on the left or center of the screen.

      3 points
      • Paul GasparPaul Gaspar, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

        Compared to Medium.com (the queen of white space), lines are significant shorter, but without having any horizontal white space. To make it feel similar comfortable, they had to increase the font size and the vertical white space between the lines. At the end they get just half of the content on a page.

        It works somehow, because there is very few text. Mostly two short paragraphs. For a comprehensive article you would burn your scroll wheel, if you had one.

        0 points
        • Bryce DriesengaBryce Driesenga, 6 years ago

          Indeed. To me, the Dropbox page almost feels a bit cramped when I'm reading. But it does help that it's not showing super long articles.

          0 points
    • Victor WareVictor Ware, 6 years ago

      looks better on the phone

      0 points
    • Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, 6 years ago

      It appears to be pretty easy to improve, making this was an easy change using the chrome web inspector.

      Mockup

      3 points
    • Dustin KemperDustin Kemper, 6 years ago

      this is what happens when you hire a ton of visual designers and illustrators, but no UX designers.

      looks pretty, functions poorly

      Don't get me wrong, I love the look and the transitions. It's a great job in execution, but the 50/50 screen division is not ideal for most viewers.

      1 point
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 6 years ago

    Like it, but found navigating it not as intuitive as it could be. Would assume that other, less tech savvy people might have some more issues with it.

    Could be wrong, dunno how adventurous people are nowadays ;)

    5 points
  • Jonas Lavoie-LevesqueJonas Lavoie-Levesque, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    No search functionality whatsoever, which is an absolute requirement in this context. Very sexy, but doesn't put the emphasis on content.

    3 points
  • Darius Salehipour, almost 6 years ago

    Very well made. Reminds me of Squarespace's blog: http://blog.squarespace.com/blog/

    2 points
  • jj moijj moi, 6 years ago

    Illustrations are great, UX is okay~, content is almost useless.

    1 point
  • Wade MeredithWade Meredith, 6 years ago

    Ugh, this was made for someone's portfolio, not to be used. Looks nice, sucks to interact with.

    1 point
  • Ymar FrenkenYmar Frenken, 6 years ago

    Love it, fresh idea, and awesome design and smooth navigation

    1 point
  • Jason MJason M, 6 years ago

    Absolutely love those transitions! This is neat.

    1 point
  • Noah MittmanNoah Mittman, 6 years ago

    "I don't want to tell you how to do your job, but can you make the laptop bigger?"

    0 points
  • Angel ColbergAngel Colberg, almost 6 years ago

    Very pretty. Though it is weird how Dropbox seems to think that visual design = ux design.

    0 points
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, 6 years ago

    My Thunderbolt is sad

    0 points
  • Henrique Alves, almost 6 years ago

    WOW! So much front-end love!

    0 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 6 years ago

    why though?

    0 points
  • Leland Rechis, 6 years ago

    Branding is great! However UX isn't quite there—for a guide it seems like I have to do lots of work to figure out what to click next, albeit a trivial amount of work. But still, would love to see this flow together more effectively.

    0 points
  • Ernst LeetErnst Leet, 6 years ago

    I dislike how slow it is. If the purpose is to guide you through dropbox, it shouldn't be structured as a FAQ but show the actual screens what people can expect in different situations. This is more like the Apple way to structuring settings inside your iOS device. Chapter > Sub chapter > Sub sub chapter, and navigate back to the previous chapter.

    0 points
  • Afnizar Nur Ghifari, 6 years ago

    I love the illustration! Great job Dropbox design team!

    0 points
  • Dominic SebastianDominic Sebastian, almost 6 years ago

    god this is nice

    0 points
  • Luke ChesserLuke Chesser, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    Really nice. Friendly, simple and easy to read.

    0 points