I don't like Dribbble at all

over 7 years ago from , Designer

I don't like Dribbble at all. A lot of stuffs are the copy of the copy, just a place where the people design for a "like" (of course there're exceptions).

Yesterday I found a tshirt design with a concept that I saw 15 years ago I had a T-Shirt designed by Adidas with exactly the same concept. I can't find it anymore, but on Google there's something similar.



  • Paul MacgregorPaul Macgregor, over 7 years ago

    I read this post on the internet somewhere already.

    Can't find it anymore though.

    71 points
  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, over 7 years ago

    I don't like tomato juice. So I don't drink it.

    45 points
  • Bill BBill B, over 7 years ago

    If you don't like Dribbble the simplest solution is to not visit the website.

    24 points
  • Zsolt KZsolt K, over 7 years ago

    This can be a coincidence!

    I had a lot of talk about other designers a few years ago about this problem: two or more designers can came to a very similar solution for a specific problem: it's not copying, it's just the nature of design.

    What I personally dislike on dribbble is when designers designing shots for dribbble. It makes no sense in real life, just a fancy, like hunting image without any real value.

    15 points
  • Evan DinsmoreEvan Dinsmore, over 7 years ago

    I've been lucky enough to be a part of Dribbble from sometime near the beginning, so I've been able to follow talented designers as they're joining (discovery is more difficult otherwise). I find myself spending more time in the Following section than the Popular section, because a lot of the Popular section is based solely on aesthetics and trends. In the end, Dribbble is whatever you make it out to be, you can curate your experience.

    7 points
    • Oliver WhitehallOliver Whitehall, over 7 years ago

      Exactly how I feel about Dribbble, it's got some of the greatest designers out there, and on the flip side there's a lot of pandering to an audience also. At the end of the day it's what you make of it, and if you spend most of your time on the popular page then you're not using the site properly.

      0 points
  • Brian A.Brian A., over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Probably 90% of Dribbble looks very much the same to me, but that other 10% has some really, really cool stuff from Illustrators, hand letterers and painters.

    6 points
  • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, over 7 years ago


    5 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, over 7 years ago

    We've been over this topic over and over again Fabio. The community seems split down the middle when it comes to Dribble's purpose so this seems to be the reason why Dribbble and its userbase's aren't really evolving out of this trend/habit.

    4 points
  • Rachel WhiteRachel White, over 7 years ago

    Dribbble is full of everyone copying whoever is showing up on the most popular page at the moment. It's pretty to look at but it's entirely uninspired.

    3 points
    • Andrew LucasAndrew Lucas, over 7 years ago

      These posts are full of people jumping on either opinion for the sake of a comment. We should really try and move towards a more supportive, positive community, rather than one that seeks to point out the bad and negative in everything.

      6 points
  • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 7 years ago

    coincidence like that can happen quite easily.

    it's a bit of an odd comparison, but check this...

    years ago, i was learning to play guitar....my uncle was showing me a simple little bit for the main part of 'time in a bottle' by Jim Croce... nice little bit, 3 or 4 chord progression...very nice sound...

    a week later, he's teaching me a song called 'gentle on my mind' ... exact same chord progression.... turns out, from what i recall, they were probably written around the same time as well.... my guess is that neither of them was looking to outright copy the other....sometimes two people will just naturally arrive at the same idea....

    it's not always the case....

    but i'd like to think that it woudn't be stretching things to imagine that more than 1 designer would use the 'two sneakers' as lungs thing....

    3 points
  • Osandi Sekoú, over 7 years ago

    I've actually found a lot more inspiration by way of Behance as of late, but no more than I've found from meeting new people with interesting backgrounds, jobs, or whatever.

    2 points
  • John LeschinskiJohn Leschinski, over 7 years ago


    I don't like milk, at all.

    2 points
  • Fab C, over 7 years ago

    Ok, I'll try to explain better what I think (English is not my first language)

    About the T-shirt I'm sure it's not a copy! I think that it happens quite often to design something really similar to another concept (see the telephone or other inventions) Nobody creates anything. Everything is just the "REMIX" of other stuffs. The normal process that Bruno Munari called "Fantasia".

    My point was really bad explained in the previous post. Sorry.

    What I think, and that post helped me to focus on that thought is that today we spend more time thinking to share something than have a genuine design research (I'm not speaking about the tshirt).

    I made and I'm making this mistake very often too! I have to fight myself to keep focused about the process and not about what the people will think about my piece of work.

    Dribbble of course is not the problem. It's just a medium. Could be the same on Behance, Instagram etc! Doesn't matter.

    What I'm thinking is: are these tools always good for us? Is really good see everyday too many pictures and icons and UI and posters?

    I can fell myself lost sometimes.

    Please Brandon, sorry me for this flame. BUT THANKS to give me the opportunity to think something. https://twitter.com/jstnbrbr/status/461870075986059264


    P.S I love this:


    2 points
  • Gokhan KurtGokhan Kurt, over 7 years ago

    If you don't like Dribbble at all, you shouldn't use Apple products at all. These are the copy of the copy from Braun too.

    1 point
  • Jake KwaschnefskiJake Kwaschnefski, over 7 years ago

    lol not this again

    1 point
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 7 years ago

    I made an opinion, a thoughtful one. The author delete it, even I was getting +1 nonstoping. I think comments there shall be renamed to "masturbate me".

    1 point
  • Gabe MartinGabe Martin, over 7 years ago

    Would this be a good place to beg for an invite? I actually really like Dribble.

    1 point
  • Darren MotenDarren Moten, over 7 years ago

    I don't like this post, it's almost an exact replica of another post.


    One of these days one of these disenchanted designers will do something to create a paradigm shift on dribbble so we can stop having this eternal debate about rather or not a platform is good for the community.

    1 point
  • Andreas Ubbe Dall, over 7 years ago

    "A lot of stuff are the copy of the copy", then you proceed to specifically point out the "Run for lungs" dribbble shot, and now you're backpedaling saying you don't think it's a copy?

    This post is just as uninspired and poorly thought through as the posts you accuse dribbble of curating.

    1 point
  • Sean HendricksonSean Hendrickson, over 7 years ago

    Just give me your Dribbble account and then you won't have to worry about how crappy it is ;)

    1 point
  • Sindri AvaruusSindri Avaruus, over 7 years ago

    Dribbble is a place for graphic designers, as far as I'm concerned.

    0 points
  • Derryl CarterDerryl Carter, over 7 years ago


    0 points
  • Bruce AckermanBruce Ackerman, over 7 years ago

    Isn't that what art is? Looking for inspiration to change it a bit?

    0 points
  • Isabelle LepezIsabelle Lepez, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    But Dribbble is pixel perfect and there are not only copies of copies. Even if I see what you mean; Dribbble remains a "look at some amazing stuff" place.

    0 points
  • Andrew NaterAndrew Nater, over 7 years ago

    Be it inspiration, or a similar idea, this doesn't necessarily make Dribbble the problem. Dribbble is for showcasing - a massive draw is their ability to provide exposure for talented designers. In a lot of ways, it makes sense to put your best self out there. Don't get me wrong, I don't love that there is a lot of novelty, cheap designs, and copycats on Dribbble, but there's an amount of respect you have to lend to the hustle.

    0 points
  • Nathan NNathan N, over 7 years ago

    They should change their tagline to:

    Show and like for designers

    0 points
  • Afnizar Nur Ghifari, over 7 years ago

    Are you sure you call it copy ?

    0 points
    • Fab C, over 7 years ago

      No I'm sorry. I'm sure is not a copy, it's quite normal to design something really similar and today more than yesterday. The real point of my comment is more about how the people use Dribbble.

      0 points