Say Hello to Designer News 2.0

almost 5 years ago from Andrew Wilkinson, Publisher of Designer News

  • Surjith S MSurjith S M, almost 5 years ago

    Excited about the new design.. But Please do make some changes to make it perfect.

    • Remove border of Upvote button and reduce left and right padding. so that our eye can actually scan the Title first not button.Once upvoted, make the color light grey or something.
    • Move MOTD to Top. Maan.. no reason to move it to down.
    • Remove zig zag effect caused of "Sponsor" => Why not add upvote feature for Sponsors also? Also change the Sponsor icon. it feels like Ask DN
    • Change the :visited color to a light grey, so when re-checking DN, we can easily know which one we already clicked.
    • Sidebar Ads? we use adblocker :P Sponsor is not enough?
    • Please reduce the comment box height on post page.Let it be auto height when adding content. because We can't see the comments first.

    Please consider the above things, and Make DN a better place, Andrew.

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    • Andrew Wilkinson, almost 5 years ago

      Hey Surjith,

      Thanks for all the tweaks. Definitely stuff we're looking at—making shitloads of tweaks today.

      Re: The ads: Not sure if you know the story, but I bought Designer News from Layervault, which went bankrupt. At the time I bought it, it was losing thousands of dollars a month. In order to support continued work on the site, we need to have sponsorships, advertisers, and more activity on the job board. DN needs to turn into a proper business, just like Dribbble and other sites that stand on their own independently. That said, we're focused on only working with companies that are design-focused and that the community will be interested in. Hope that sheds some light :-)

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