Ask DN: How do you use Designer News?

over 6 years ago from

I'm curious… do you typically just browse the top stories, or the recent stories too? How often do you visit?


  • Joseph BarrientosJoseph Barrientos, over 6 years ago

    i visit about every 2 hours or so, i usually browse the top stories on my first visit but after that i usually only check recent stories. I comment about 3 times a week but I tend to read a lot more articles :)

    8 points
  • Taron GhazaryanTaron Ghazaryan, over 6 years ago

    Every morning with my coffee :)

    7 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, over 6 years ago

    I visit it every 10-20 minutes when I'm working, once 1-2 hours when I'm at home. I usually have a tab dedicated for it and opened almost all the time.

    Browse the recent stories most of the time.

    5 points
  • Tierney CyrenTierney Cyren, over 6 years ago

    I visit frequently. Maybe every hour and a half to two and a half hours. I always look at Recent Stories--DN is small enough that I can look at every story without making it a full time job. This has been changing recently, though. On weekdays, if I go half a day without looking there will be a few pages of new links. When I first joined DN, there was probably about a bit more than a page a day on a good day. Weekends are the worst--I'm active, but I'd guess that 60-85% of DN users aren't, and therefore aren't posting links.

    3 points
  • Mason LawlorMason Lawlor, over 6 years ago

    I browse over it every morning and open up articles that look useful/interesting. I quickly skim them to see if they're applicable to me, and bookmark them if so. I've bookmarked 100s of DN articles, and rarely refer back to them. But it's nice to know they're there.

    2 points
  • Ibrahim NergizIbrahim Nergiz, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Every mornings top storys, somedays recent stories with my savory pastry.

    1 point
  • E BensleyE Bensley, over 6 years ago

    It along with my emails is the first thing I open when I launch firefox, just out of habit i guess. I usually read the top stories as well as a few recent ones.

    1 point
  • Yakim van ZuijlenYakim van Zuijlen, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    I visit the site once or twice a day. I mostly just read the top stories. I also follow @designernewsbot on Twitter. I don’t comment as much as I would like to.

    1 point
  • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, over 6 years ago

    I usually just check it during my lunch hour when I'm stuffing my face.

    1 point
  • Jayna WallaceJayna Wallace, over 6 years ago

    I usually click for the recent stories first. I see top stories every time I open a new tab (Panda/Chrome extension). Visit - multiple times per day.

    1 point
  • Nicole Schmidt, over 6 years ago

    I use Panda! Since I started using it, I definitely read Designer News more frequently. Plus, you can stay up to date with other news and inspiration. :)

    0 points
  • Chad KruseChad Kruse, over 6 years ago

    Visit about once a day, during the morning coffee routine, just after reading HN....I like to finish on a positive note ;)

    0 points
  • Mitch De CastroMitch De Castro, over 6 years ago

    I visit the site about twice a day but I always scroll down Recent Stories to pick up where I left off.

    When I'm on my phone, I usually favorite/bookmark stories via @designernewsbot on Twitter or I read comments via The News app.

    I also have the Panda extension for Chrome so I'm always using that to check the Top Stories (while also looking at stuff from Dribbble.)

    Oh, and my home button on Chrome redirects to DN's Recent Stories.

    0 points
  • Julie RobertsJulie Roberts, over 6 years ago

    Twice a day (usually).

    In the morning, while I'm still waking up and wouldn't be an effective designer, I tend to skim the first page or two of top stories until I recognize the majority of stuff was posted the day before. I don't read everything; just the things that seem to fit my interests/profession.

    In the afternoon, when I'm trying to settle back down after lunch, I check out recent stories, mainly looking to see if there's anything I can read long form to get myself focused.

    Depending on how busy or distracted I'm getting during my day, I may check in a few more times, but rarely for long.

    0 points
  • Paul ComanescuPaul Comanescu, over 6 years ago

    I mainly visit the recent stories page. Rarely visit DN to be honest.

    0 points
  • Koen SlagterKoen Slagter, over 6 years ago

    using panda: http://usepanda.com/ This way I tempt to check DN like ever 15 minutes or less

    0 points
  • Andreas DruschelAndreas Druschel, over 6 years ago

    every morning :)

    0 points
  • Chetan Raj, over 6 years ago

    I usually check with the Chrome Extension "Panda"

    0 points
  • Maurice CherryMaurice Cherry, over 6 years ago

    I visit usually a few times a day and glance over recent and top stories and poke my head into any discussions. I also try to post something new at least once a week.

    0 points
  • Ruby ChenRuby Chen, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    I open it first every morning, read top stories, leave it open and check it frequently, so I won't be scrolling in Facebook during work...

    0 points
  • Carolyn YooCarolyn Yoo, over 6 years ago

    I read it through Feedly and read recent stories as they come in, then occasionally go back to browse the top stories' comments again later in the day.

    0 points
  • Jeff HorschJeff Horsch, over 6 years ago

    Gaze over top stories first thing in the morning and bookmark articles to read at night.

    0 points
  • Eren Emre .Eren Emre ., over 6 years ago

    I visit once in the morning, check out Top Stories. And once (or twice if I’m bored) more in the afternoon to see if there is anything new. Rarely go to recent stories.

    0 points