Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 40

Thread: What if there was a social network just for Graphic Design & Illustrators O.O;

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Icon What if there was a social network just for Graphic Design & Illustrators O.O;

    Look at this poor attempt at a new social network for graphic designers & illustrators XD

    http://www.digicrits.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    so you finally have your idea up and running huh ?
    i admire your passion, i thought you would be pretty down after this, but appearently not so.
    can you give us a demo on what feature your site have ? Or will have ?
    i think that you can learn a few thing or two from the other thread that comparing artwork wont help very much
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Marverick For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Marverick View Post
    can you give us a demo on what feature your site have ? Or will have ?
    Even better than a Demo, you can access the real thing here http://www.digicrits.com/auth

    As far as what it will have, that's up to feedback of users

    "If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins."

    -Benjamin Franklin
    Last edited by B.K. Conn; August 4th, 2012 at 07:04 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Vienna
    Posts
    2,109
    Thanks
    801
    Thanked 911 Times in 455 Posts
    Look at this poor attempt at a new social network for graphic designers & illustrators XD
    you might want to rethink your marketing strategy...

    still this just comes second to rethinking your product. a ton of people actually beeing your target group, told you it would be a flawed concept.
    to me, and ill be honest there, still doing it that way, ignoring constructive and justified critique, is no sign of passion, but of stubbornness.

    anyway good luck with your effort...
    Last edited by sone_one; August 5th, 2012 at 05:44 PM.
    newest sketchbook
    oil paintings

    "Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want." Glen Orbik
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to sone_one For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sone_one View Post
    still this just comes second to rethinking your product. a ton of people actually beeing your target group, told you it would be a flawed concept.
    to me, and ill be honest there, still doing it that way, ignoring constructive and justified critique, is no sign of passion, but of stubbornness.

    anyway good luck with your effort...
    We want to know what you (designers) the target market would want in this type of social network.

    Our hypothesis is that designers would like to spread their art and also have their friends and customers 'rate' their artwork so they can know which design works and which ones don't in the marketplace. All while still maintaining a fun place to come browse, rate & hang.

    Other than that we want to know exactly how all artists feel how this should be executed and we will build it

    Sorry if I & my team appear stubborn, but In the world I believe a certain bit of, "get it done" then make it better as we go, goes along way.

    P.S.

    @Dusty:
    Your avatar pic is awesome! Lol, we would love to have your art displayed on Digicrits. ;P
    Last edited by B.K. Conn; August 5th, 2012 at 10:49 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 170 Times in 116 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by B.K. Conn View Post
    Sorry if I & my team appear stubborn, but In the world I believe a certain bit of, "get it done" then make it better as we go, goes along way.
    However, if a client's first use of a product is negative, it will be that much harder to get them to return in the future regardless of how much better you make it along the way.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Tim Murphy For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    221
    Thanks
    207
    Thanked 106 Times in 71 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by B.K. Conn View Post
    Our hypothesis is that designers would like to spread their art and also have their friends and customers 'rate' their artwork so they can know which design works and which ones don't in the marketplace. All while still maintaining a fun place to come browse, rate & hang.
    I think your target audience might be telling you that your hypothesis is incorrect. Time to come up with a new hypothesis or a different target audience.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to erinc For This Useful Post:


  12. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    5,234
    Thanks
    3,512
    Thanked 4,906 Times in 2,547 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by B.K. Conn View Post
    Our hypothesis is that designers would like to spread their art and also have their friends and customers 'rate' their artwork so they can know which design works and which ones don't in the marketplace.
    What you're not understanding is this site, or format, just doesn't do that. A "vs." competition with a photo going up against an illustration for example doesn't tell you anything. At best this might evolve into some kind of amateur DA hangout but I can't imagine it being a professional venue.

    Just mho.
    What would Caravaggio do?
    _________________________

    Portfolio
    Plein Air
    Digital
    Still Life
    Sight Measuring
    Fundamentals
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to JeffX99 For This Useful Post:


  14. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    515
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 111 Times in 76 Posts
    Do I have to register to see any part of the site?
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Saurabhinator For This Useful Post:


  16. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,338
    Thanks
    283
    Thanked 1,343 Times in 473 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Saurabhinator View Post
    Do I have to register to see any part of the site?
    Yeah, this was my biggest issue.
    I clicked the link, saw I had to register, immediately clicked "back".

    If I can't browse the site to see what's up first, I will not participate.
    That's just a general principle of mine, not saying I would participate anyway.

    But if it was a neat site, that would be a surefire way to make me not interested. I'd definitely consider changing that aspect.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  17. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Dusty For This Useful Post:


  18. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Torrance, CA
    Posts
    6,802
    Thanks
    2,278
    Thanked 4,258 Times in 2,074 Posts
    Design wise. I have no intent on registering for a site that looks like I have to register to see a wordpress blog.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  19. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Arshes Nei For This Useful Post:


  20. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Be bold and register? lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poster
    Poster from another forum who registered:
    "Well I admit to being somewhat impressed, your site has come along nicely in my opinion. I like the look and feel once you're logged in.

    Notice I said once you're logged in, the landing page isn't great. The form needs some real styling, it just looks cheesy with the standard OS buttons, in fact the entire site needs the forms styled. I know sometimes that can be a pain in the ass but you only have to do it once for the elements and it is important, particularly on a site that caters to artists. That type is absolutely horrid and difficult to read. Once registered and logged in though it gets much better.

    One thing I find strange is the pages seem to have a minimum height meaning there is always a vertical scroll bar whether it's needed or not. Not a fan of that, it makes me think there is something to see below which often there isn't.

    When you go to the find page it defaults to users, when you switch to images the pictures of the users stays until you do a search, personally I would have an onchange on the radio button that brings up random images the same way random users shows on page load.

    The site needs some direction. On my profile what is expected of styles? On image upload what are tags (yeah I know what tags are, not everyone will though)

    Write your own feedback page, the tumblr page just looks really unprofessional. I assume this is a stop gap?

    The explore is the weakest part in my opinion. No filtering other than the main categories, why am I comparing a photograph of a sniper and a steak? When I choose one it gives me no feedback at all, just loads two new images. I get that the owner of the work gets the feedback but there is no real incentive for the user to rate work other than to just look at art. That in itself may be enough for some people, but I imagine people will get bored eventually. I want to see what others thought, on top rated I want to see how many votes it got etc. I want to see who created it and their other work if I like it. Right now none of these options exist. The biggest problem is how do I follow someone I like if I don't know who they are? From what I can see the only way to see someone's work is to click them in users. That's not even user friendly with a couple of dozen users, with a couple of thousand... it's useless.

    You've come a long way and I really think you've done a nice job. The critique above is exactly that a critique to help you make digicrits better and not to slam what you've done. Nice job!"

    We will build in log in with Facebook / twitter very soon

    Purpose of the app is to get instant crits from the community and the higher the rating, the higher you are on the "artist looking for work" list section which will be soon to be built in. For people looking to commission some work. Better to get in early and earn higher rankings for when the site goes commercial with job postings & artists looking for work. Just a thought :/
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  21. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Torrance, CA
    Posts
    6,802
    Thanks
    2,278
    Thanked 4,258 Times in 2,074 Posts
    I admire your perseverance, just wish it would go into something more productive. This project is not.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to Arshes Nei For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What if someone made an art social network
    By B.K. Conn in forum ART DlSCUSSION
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: July 4th, 2012, 05:58 PM
  2. The Artist's social network dillema
    By Stuart DeViva in forum ART DlSCUSSION
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: January 24th, 2012, 03:27 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: November 19th, 2002, 12:52 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook