Seriously, what is this?
Let's talk about how you're a total dick.
Seriously, who are you?
UX, that's probably why.
Let's talk about cats.
Maybe if the project were open sourced?
Open Sourced would be perfect.
How would that be a solution?
anyone can contribute
This site has always been a Friday project, as we call them. There has been a lot of important under-the-hood work the past few weeks that is mostly invisible to users.
We have some good new features on the way soon though.
What's your connection to DN?
I'm a Software Engineer for LayerVault and have been working on Designer News from the beginning.
why does this comment sound so entitled and cocky?
I didn't think it did. It's a valid question. We really need to add employer and position info to user profiles soon.
It's great to hear that you guys are actively working on this project, as I'm sure it could be one of the top sources of crowdsourced web design news on the web (from a content perspective it likely already is).
That said, it's buggy. Yeah, it's free and you owe us nothing, but that's no reason not to talk about it. Sorry if my tone was shitty, I do appreciate the site.
They could at least fix the “0 points1 point0 points0 points0 points” display bug.
Perhaps a better question would be "what features are you guys think about for the future, and is there any way we can help?"
i dont really care about search. notifications would be huge.
I care about search in the sense that people might at least try to see if something has already been posted.
Do we really need those things though?
I'm fine with how it is. It keeps it fresh and keeps it interesting. I'm kind of glad that I'm not re-reading the exact same post from 3 months ago. Things may be posted twice, but it's a fresh approach with fresh answers most of the time.
Imagine if the website had its own domain, down voting, search and notifications.
I think that a search bar would add tremendous value to this website. I am a designer, working in a development environment and there are far less design related posts than there are for developers. The articles that I have found on here in relation to design have been extremely helpful and a search bar who make it much easier to search for what I'm looking for.
MVP. It'll get better over time.
Seeing old threads you've posted would be awesome. Search too. An API would be heaven.
I'm with you on this one. It's kind of hard to keep track of all the stuff you've committed. I guess it adds to the minimalistic approach, but I'd rather have good UX than that.
I do care about search just to see if a link or thread already exist. I think the most interesting things about DN is the 'Ask DN' thread. Sometimes I just want to look up and see what people are saying right now or were saying in the past.
What I also miss is the possibility to check all my questions/links I've put up here in the past.
"Let's talk about how you can't view past comments, can't search, and how there are no reply notifications about 22 hours ago by Daniel C. Seriously, what is this?"
Its Designer News by Layer Vault.... If your going to moan about a great free resource then why dont you build one yourself?
Or at least show some appreciation for what they have built for us?
I really like it as it is. I actually find myself getting lost in awesome content searching through the posts looking for replies and new threads.
1) Hobby project 2) Modelled on HackerNews — not an excuse but it doesn't have those features either.
I'm grateful for this site in its current form, and don't want it to change
Show some love, or go start a sub-reddit
Both Sam Saccone and myself tried creating a chrome plugin for Designer News so you could have notifications/replies/etc. but to no avail, the API was horrid.
So no luck :( Waiting patiently for it because, I too, would love it.
And maybe the fact that self posts open a new tab? The sites looks beautiful though.
As much as I want to see some of these things, it's a tricky balance to strike... too much vs too little. While I personally would like search (even if it was just search "by link URL") and maybe notifications, what makes DN and HN great is simplicity, even if it seems at the expense of the greatest user experience possible. Like, notifications are fine but they very well could dilute the value of the site to me, personally. I like to participate in conversation but I don't want to be consumed by it.
I'm happy with the state of DN, it's kinda fun to see it evolve. I'm sure the LayerVault crew wants these features as much as any of us.
Well, maybe not quiiiite as much as the exciteable OP.
I think copying the functionality of Hacker News would suffice. The ability to see your (or other's) past submissions and comments (but hiding other's points earned and only showing yours). Also, the top comments would bubble up to the top, and the lower scoring (again, with points hidden) or down-voted comments faded out or near the bottom. It's not a perfect system, but it works quite well.
Search you can do with Google, so that's not as important to me personally. And, I for one do not want my inbox getting more notifications about some sort of social action. That's something I would disable, if possible.
Yeah notifications would be great. Search to a lesser degree, but every now and then you may want to find something you liked a few weeks back (although you should have just boomed it in Kippt!).