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Ask DN: Dribbble or Forrst?

over 6 years ago from

Hi everyone! I want to know what designer network you like best. Is it Dribbble or maybe Forrst? If you use another network, feel free to post it here, too.

For me, Dribbble works perfectly.

24 comments

  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, over 6 years ago

    Forrst isn't purely a design network. You are comparing apples and oranges.

    3 points
    • Johannes PanzerJohannes Panzer, over 6 years ago

      Yes, I know about that. But Forrst is used by designers and I wanted to ask all designers around here what network they like best.

      0 points
  • Alexander KäßnerAlexander Käßner, over 6 years ago

    I like Dribbble also more than Forrst. It seems to me that the quality of Dribbble posts is regular higher than on Forrst. Sure there are also low quality posts on Dribbble, but there are even more good than less good. I also think that Dribbble is manly used as portfolio and less for feedback. On Forrst it's the other way round. If I remembering right, it's not allowed to make any kind self-promotion.

    2 points
    • Johannes PanzerJohannes Panzer, over 6 years ago

      I agree with you. The quality of Dribbble shots is better than the quality of Forrst posts. But as you said you can get great feedback at Forrst. And because of that I think that Forrst is great for people that are getting started in design or development. I also think that Forrst is great for developers because it offers the function to share code and get help if something isn't working correctly.

      0 points
  • Ismet TrakoIsmet Trako, over 6 years ago

    There is different in quality of works between dribbble and forrst.

    1 point
  • Tierney CyrenTierney Cyren, over 6 years ago

    I'd love to get on Dribbble as it seems to have the superior community, and that's something I want to be a part of. Forrst's community was great a couple of years ago, but really went downhill for quite a few months before and the entire time after Kyle Bragger sold it to COLOURlovers. It's definitely taken an upturn since ZURB bought it, so I hope it will come back and be better than before.

    1 point
    • Johannes Panzer, over 6 years ago

      I totally agree. Forrst was great for getting feedback on you design work, but in the last months it was pretty bad. That was the reason why I canceled my account. Since it was acquired by ZURB, it's getting better and better, but for now, there's no reason to get an account at Forrst for me. I think Forrst has to make their platform more interesting.

      By the way: If you're looking for an invite to Dribbble, you can check out draft.im, a nice little site where people that are looking for an invite to Dribbble can showcase their work to get one. And if you haven't signed up for a prospect account at Dribbble, you should do that first.

      0 points
  • Missy TitusMissy Titus, over 6 years ago

    I also love Dribbble and never really got into Forrst. I think I posted once or twice and never returned. A couple of new platforms out there to check out:

    Hunie.co Haven't done much with it, but it seems to be more like Forrst in that it emphasizes feedback and critique. But it's also a place for startups to find designers.

    usechisel.com Also focused more on feedback, with an added focus of discussion. You can start and reply to threads as well as pieces of work. It's like Branch + Forrst for designers (specifically interaction, product, and web designers I believe.)

    Zerply.com This one is more of a social network, with an emphasis on discussion. It's also a place to showcase work and can act as a resume + portfolio.

    Hope this is helpful!

    1 point
  • Joe VillanuevaJoe Villanueva, over 6 years ago

    Neither.

    Zerply here.

    0 points
  • Matthew KosloskiMatthew Kosloski, over 6 years ago

    The work on Dribbble is much more professional and higher quality.

    0 points
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, over 6 years ago

    I've never really looked at Behance. It seems to be exclusively for portfolio creation, while Forrst is for feedback and Dribbble to me falls as a perfect mixture of the two.

    0 points
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, over 6 years ago

    Also, I hate to sound like I'm promoting myself, but if you're looking for an invite to either I could definitely help out. I have a bunch of invites to Forrst, just email me (amontague@outlook.com) and I will send you one. I'm also running a Dribbble invite competition right now, which doesn't require you to follow me on any social sites. Check it out here: http://drbl.in/gQdN Hope it helps for anyone looking for invites :)

    0 points
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, over 6 years ago

    Forrst is where I started to learn design, but has been ignored by me ever since I received a Dribbble invite. It has a dying community. I know ZURB is obsessed with reviving it, but I can't see it ever reaching the point of coming near Dribbble. It also costs a lot more for a Pro account, which I can't understand, when there aren't many features added in pro. I don't want to count out Forrst now, but I highly doubt that it will ever regain a community to match Dribbble. It's also a much more open community, so while there is some awesome work there, I have seen quite a bit of terrible work alongside it.

    0 points
  • Stephanie WalterStephanie Walter, over 6 years ago

    As many of you, once I got a dribbble invite, I kind of posted less on forrst. Nevertheless, the best feedback I got where those on forrst. I posted many things on dribbble, got some likes, and sometimes a "very nice work" comment, that's it. On forrst, I got people that did not hesitate to tell me when something felt wrong in my work and more constructive feedbacks. I agree that Forrst was less designer oriented a little time ago, but since Zurb bought it back, lot of things changed. You can now post many images, show an entire projects. The quality of work has improved too, and the new team makes huge efforts to put and showcase the great work in the "ranger picks" , sharing them on twitter for example. I'm not saying that forrst is better, just that it has improved a lot and that you might want to give it a look sometimes. As far as I'm concerned I would post more "finished" work on dribbble (not the purpose I know :/), and unfinished ongoing work that needs feedback on forrst.

    0 points
  • Katie MurrayKatie Murray, over 6 years ago

    I noticed no one addressed Hunie. How do you guys feel about their new platform?

    I've only surfed around on there minimally, curious how regular users would compare it to Dribbble or Forrst.

    0 points
  • Sveinn DavidssonSveinn Davidsson, over 6 years ago

    I have to say I haven't heard about Forrst before, worth checking out?

    0 points
    • Johannes PanzerJohannes Panzer, over 6 years ago

      If you want to get constructive Feedback on your design work, Forrst was a great platform for that. Why "was"? Because I can't say how it is like at the moment because I canceled my account. Forrst at first was a project of Kyle Bragger and then it was sold. At the moment it belongs to ZURB.

      0 points
      • Tierney CyrenTierney Cyren, over 6 years ago

        It definitely went downhill leading up to Kyle's selling it and was pretty bad the entire time COLOURlovers had it (not saying anything negative about COLOURlovers, it just didn't work out). ZURB has definitely done a lot of good for the site, with some new features and a mostly new design. You should check it out again (even if it's just superficially, looking at the links on the homepage).

        0 points
        • Johannes PanzerJohannes Panzer, over 6 years ago

          I've just had a look at the homepage and there are many creative posts. But I think that ZURB needs to make Forrst more interesting. At the moment there's no reason for me to get an account at Forrst again because I'm very satisfied with Dribbble. I also think that Forrst is great for developers because they can get feedback on their code there. As Alexander said above, Dribbble is mostly used as a portfolio and Forrst is mostly used to get feedback on work.

          0 points
    • Tierney CyrenTierney Cyren, over 6 years ago

      I've got a ton of invites if you'd like one.

      0 points
  • David SimpsonDavid Simpson, over 6 years ago

    What is forrst? Dribbble all the way.

    0 points
  • Sergey Gladun, over 4 years ago

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    0 points