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Ask DN: Are there good alternatives to Dribbble?

over 4 years ago from , Senior Product Designer at Red Ventures

I've used Dribbble for a few years and it's been pretty good, but are there any alternatives? There was forrst, but I'm not sure what happened to it and never actually became a member there.

16 comments

  • Taj Rahman, over 4 years ago

    Behance is booming with inspiration of all kinds and it's perfect for showcasing case studies.

    Another alternative (although not really an alternative per se) would be Reddit. Here are some of the subreddit's I enjoy browsing:

    6 points
    • John Jackson, over 4 years ago

      I've used Reddit in the past, but I don't think it's a good format for showcasing design work. I've delved into Behance a little and just haven't been able to get into it.

      4 points
      • Some DesignerSome Designer, over 4 years ago

        Actually reddit is a good place for objective comments. I've always got honest comments from reddit. I agree the format is not suitable for showcasing but since it's not popular with designers it is not filled with pretentious designers which likes everything all the time..Then only comment's I'm still getting from dribble, behance etc is "wow" and "amazing".

        4 points
  • Afnizar Nur Ghifari, over 4 years ago

    Until now, no one offers a better system than dribbble

    3 points
  • Crampa ...Crampa ..., over 4 years ago

    Forrst turned into some other site, the developers pretty much lost the entire community by putting it behind a long-lasting 'private' sign-in. The project looks dead now.

    1 point
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, over 4 years ago

    Behance is similar, but it's much more in depth with flexible formats for posting like case studies are larger pieces of work. Not really an alternative but definitely a good place to attract attention and showcase what you can do.

    1 point
  • Chus MargalloChus Margallo, over 4 years ago

    I think Instagram is a powerful tool for designers and illustrators too. it's a mainstream social media so your work can be potentially seen by lot of people, not just designers, and that use to be to goal of design, right?

    0 points
  • Riho KrollRiho Kroll, over 4 years ago

    What exactly are you looking for in this alternative? What should be different?

    0 points
  • pjotr .pjotr ., over 4 years ago

    Nope. There really arent any alternatives. I've contemplated creating one considering that the tech is fairly low key, however I've not seen much interest for one aside from the one off comments like such.

    0 points
  • Some DesignerSome Designer, over 4 years ago

    There's a tool called Google. You can search stuff from there. And miraculously it finds stuff from internets and brings in front of you. People use it to make some research you know...


    I now you were expecting a secret hideout for designers but there's none and think about this; why would designers need to hide their work in a den? So the keep sticking with the most popular one.

    -1 points
    • Duncan RussellDuncan Russell, over 4 years ago

      Google? Never heard of it.

      0 points
      • Some DesignerSome Designer, over 4 years ago

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        1 point
      • cliff nowickicliff nowicki, over 4 years ago

        Me neither, I think its a search engine? If only there were a community for designers to ask, that way I could get a more concentrated accurate answer. It would be a lot easier than guessing than typing something in and getting random uncurated answers. If only :(

        0 points
        • Duncan RussellDuncan Russell, over 4 years ago

          This whole time I thought I was on the internet, but it turns out I've just been shouting into an empty room.

          1 point
    • , over 4 years ago

      What an amazing concept! And I imagine that I should just type random phrases and keywords into Google and hope that something useful shows up on my list? No, I work smarter, not harder; I'd much rather ask the design community than waste my time on Google trying to find something that doesn't even exist.

      3 points