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Isn't there a single interface to search design forums like Dribbble, Behance, material up etc and show results in one place.

almost 3 years ago from , Maker & founder of Visual Inspector @CanvasFlip Inc

Before every project, i spend hours to search for right inspiration to work while switching between tabs to find the right one.

Most of my time is wasted in switching between these tabs and sorting through results on individual pages.

Isn't there a single interface where I can search all my favorite design forums like behance, dribbble , material up etc and show results in one place?

Google doesn't do a great job as most results are irrelevant. I did look for such tool in Google but no luck.

15 comments

  • tim hickstim hicks, almost 3 years ago

    It's not perfect but you can do some pretty advanced searches through Google that might help.

    For example, if I wanted to see modals from behance, dribbble, or materialup I could search for: "modal" site:behance.com OR site:dribbble.com OR site:material.uplabs and that would only return pages tagged with modal from the specified sites. Again, not ideal, but it's a start. (Note that in order to search multiple sites the "OR" has to be uppercase.)

    Here is the Google support page for advanced search queries.

    Good luck!

    5 points
    • Vipul. Mishra, almost 3 years ago

      ha ha.. Thanks @Tim. I tried that too.. Tried to put a bookmark sort of for advance queries but opening the source-link from their is another challenge.. :(

      Thanks for link though, I'll explore more.. :)

      0 points
  • Dan Harsanyi, almost 3 years ago

    That could be a really fun project! I'm a full stack dev and I have exactly the same issue when it comes to designing sites. Both Dribble and Behance have open APIs that you could aggregate search results from. What other websites would you be interested in aggregating? Shoot me a list, I an check out whether they have APIs, and maybe we could collaborate on a project? I'm thinking as-you-type search results, ability to filter from certain search results. My mind is already racing haha. This would be an awesome resource for the whole community.

    2 points
    • Vipul. Mishra, almost 3 years ago

      Sure thing Dan. If I don't find anything soon enough I'm gonna put something together myself.. :) Thanks for sharing your feedback though.

      0 points
    • Vipul. Mishra, almost 3 years ago

      Sure thing Dan. If I don't find anything soon enough I'm gonna put something together myself.. :) Thanks for sharing your feedback though. Would you like to contribute?

      0 points
  • Jonathan SimcoeJonathan Simcoe, almost 3 years ago

    Try Panda: http://usepanda.com/.

    2 points
    • Vipul. Mishra, almost 3 years ago

      Thanks Jon, I've been following Panda for long but I can't seem to search it.

      I am looking to search by keywords like - login, modal, offers instead of filter through the latest feed.

      Am I missing something?

      0 points
    • Vipul. Mishra, almost 3 years ago

      So, I looked a little more.. usePanda does have that feature but it's paid.. :( Guess, I'll build something on my own. Would you like to have a look.. ?

      P.S. Loved your DP fellow chrome lover.. ;)

      0 points
  • Kyle DeckerKyle Decker, almost 3 years ago

    https://niice.co/ used to do something close to this.

    1 point
    • Vipul. Mishra, almost 3 years ago

      Nicce results are quite weird.. I tried searching for common keywords like login, modal etc..

      1 point
      • Alberto OrsiniAlberto Orsini, almost 3 years ago

        With Niice however, you're able to install the Chrome extension and add from different websites to the same moodboard. So you're not limited by one search mechanism, but can add all inspiration in a common place.

        0 points
  • Jan ZhengJan Zheng, almost 3 years ago

    hmm good idea.

    What are all the sites you want to get search results for? I'll take a look to see if it'd be a simple project to put together

    1 point
    • Vipul. Mishra, almost 3 years ago

      Sure.. I couldn't find it anything that works as expected. I'll try a hand at it.. Would you like to contribute?

      0 points
  • Nikola DurkanNikola Durkan, almost 3 years ago

    I just use Pinterest :)

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