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Ask DN: Will you be getting Dribbble Playbook?

over 4 years ago from , Creative @ Eyeversuseye

Dribbble are really pushing their playbook now, banner across the top of the site telling you that you need to upgrade your pro account to have one.

The question is, should the pro account contain the playbook and increase in price, or should playbook be a separate product?

And do we even need a playbook? Since the only feature of it is to stop people from finding other dribbblers and gift them potential work

https://dribbble.com/playbook/info

15 comments

  • Bjoern ZinssmeisterBjoern Zinssmeister, over 4 years ago

    I won't, it's not a big enough feature for me to ditch my personal site. It's essentially the same as my dribbble profile

    11 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 4 years ago

    No. But I'm also a FE dev, so being able to build my own portfolio is kind of important.

    That said, Playbook should definitely be a separate product.

    5 points
    • Andrew SmithAndrew Smith, over 4 years ago

      The way it's designed is more of a site you link to, rather than your main site, right?

      0 points
      • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 4 years ago

        It seems to me to be more akin to a portfolio site solution. If you're just linking to it from your main site, why not just link to your Dribbble profile? Or take the time set up a custom domain?

        1 point
  • Kyle KKyle K, over 4 years ago

    I think it should be a separate product. I have a pro Dribbble account and Playbook is just something I don't/will not use. I got my last job with my Dribbble profile, And that is because I try to treat it as active work, Rarely will I post something finished...But that is just me I know other people use Dribbble differently.

    3 points
    • Andrew SmithAndrew Smith, over 4 years ago

      The thing is that clients are still going to be clicking through dribbble and find your normal profile, so the playbook is almost like a business card site, where you need to link someone your work, but don't want them to get distracted, so you send the playbook over.

      1 point
      • Thompson GeorgeThompson George, over 4 years ago

        I don't think any of my clients use dribbble.

        2 points
      • Kyle KKyle K, over 4 years ago

        If you are a pro user there is an API I was using on my old site to pull my dribble work in on a page for just that. I guess if you can just pull in your dribbble work onto your page why page for dribbble to do it?

        0 points
    • Mal SMal S, over 4 years ago

      Would love to check out your profile. Will you share it? I also aspire to just post experimental / WIP shots Do you think you still need your own site with finish work?

      1 point
      • Kyle KKyle K, over 4 years ago

        Sure! my user name is kyle_kochanek I do think you need your own site with finished work. I took mine down for a redesign after I broke it in an apache update haha.

        When I said experimental work I was primarily a print designer. But I really wanted to break into doing some visual design for apps and such. Now I get to work in Sketch everyday :D

        I have been playing around with the idea with using a main landing page to serve as a platform for my different media outlets. Concept work, quick ideas are posted on Dribbble, Sketches posted on Instagram, Finished work posted on Behance. Still thinking this through would be interested to hear your thoughts.

        This also might be too much work realistically haha.

        0 points
  • Sushil Sharma, over 4 years ago

    Won't be buying this, its not different from my Dribble profile link except you have your own domain.

    2 points
  • Andrew FiorilloAndrew Fiorillo, over 4 years ago

    I think Playbook is a nice focused view of your Dribbble work, and has some good customization options, but the work you post to Dribbble isn't always the same work you'd put in a portfolio. And it wasn't necessarily posted with same audience in mind. Often the primary goal there is to produce easily consumable, and like-able shots that visually wow. But the value of the work in your portfolio might be more than how eye-catching it is in a Dribbble feed. You might want to go into a level of detail you wouldn't go into on Dribbble about particular projects, to give someone hiring you a real glimpse into your process and how you think.

    0 points
  • Michael GreenMichael Green, over 4 years ago

    Looks exactly like Adobe Portfolio. So if you already pay for Adobe, and use Bechance, then Portfolio is free (at least this is my experience).

    0 points
  • Adam Hayman, over 4 years ago

    I won't be buying one. I have my personal site for my official case studies and best projects, and then my Dribbble is more of a "sketches" area where people can see what I'm working on, even if it's not a completed product. I give potential clients access to both, so ditching the personal site in favor of a Playbook just wouldn't make sense. Both my Playbook and my Dribbble would have the same content, which kinda defeats the whole purpose.

    0 points