Please add a "Tools" badge option to DN

10 months ago from , Señor Designer

I find it difficult to discern between badges when posting a story about a new tool or service. They usually land somewhere between either Show DN or Site Design – both of which would be incorrect if we're showing off a new tool for design.

Seems simple enough, but there may be some limitation to the DN framework I don't know about, like a limit of 10 or something.


  • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, 10 months ago

    I'd be interested in this.... one of the main reasons I come here is for news on latest tools, or info about new tools etc... or anything about Figma :)

    8 points
    • R. KamushkenR. Kamushken, 10 months ago

      Should we ask for Figma badge as well ? :) Likely Apple badge already here for years...

      -3 points
    • Oliver Swig, 10 months ago

      This would be good for those of us who want to focus on creativity and great design so we can avoid pointless tool update articles too!

      -2 points
      • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, 10 months ago

        It's only pointless if you're not interested, I suppose.... for instance, when I see anything to do with Adobe XD, i generally ignore it, since I don't use the tool at all....

        1 point
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 10 months ago

    I think we all have said once in a while that a tools badge would be nice. Still we got none. But we have downvote now.

    4 points
  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 10 months ago

    imo it may be helpful to remove badges all together.

    1 point
    • Thomas MathewThomas Mathew, 10 months ago

      Why? I'd rather have more badges – or like functionality – to be able to filter to content that I actually want to see.

      2 points
      • fsdgerh wrheherfsdgerh wrheher, 10 months ago


        We're in talks of doing something similar to this. Allowing more granular control, possibly even hiding certain badges from the homepage etc, or being able to search within a specific badge.

        3 points
        • Mick NMick N, 10 months ago

          This sounds great. Being able to hide stuff like the Apple badge would be fantastic.

          0 points
    • Phil RauPhil Rau, 10 months ago

      I totally agree, actually. I have them blocked in Adblocker and it really cleans the site up for me, and makes it easier to focus on the content.

      The badges were nice when there was 1-2 per page, and the badges actually told you something. Now that there are a half dozen categories and 2/3rds of all posts have one, it looks very cluttered.

      What does the community manager think? @SpenserWolz

      2 points
      • fsdgerh wrheherfsdgerh wrheher, 10 months ago


        Peep my response to Thomas for a little insight into what we're thinking in regards to badges. I think just allowing more control with the badges is a great idea. Being able to just select "hide all badges" to suit the use case you've described above is great and I'll it into our notes!

        0 points
  • Gage WrightGage Wright, 10 months ago

    I like this idea.

    1 point
  • Pascal Briod, 10 months ago

    Yes, I think a "tools" badge would really make sense as well.

    0 points