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Look at this poor attempt at a new social network for graphic designers & illustrators XD
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
As far as what it will have, that's up to feedback of users
"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins."
Last edited by B.K. Conn; August 4th, 2012 at 07:04 AM.
you might want to rethink your marketing strategy...Look at this poor attempt at a new social network for graphic designers & illustrators XD
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for this feedback!
Don't know how I feel about that.Originally Posted by http://www.digicrits.com/index.php?pg=terms
Design wise. I have no intent on registering for a site that looks like I have to register to see a wordpress blog.
Be bold and register? lol.
Originally Posted by Poster
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 :/
I'm an artist myself, graphic designer, web designer, and illustrator. I was frustrated on how the freelance scene worked, so I'm asking you'alls help to mend the system, or at least grease the wheels. We feel exactly how you do, if not by using a 'vs. comparison', how would you the user(you) feel is a best version of this designer network?
I admire your perseverance, just wish it would go into something more productive. This project is not.
I appreciate you asking and being open about it, as well as not becoming defensive, especially considering the amount of work that has gone into the site.
Ideas that come to mind:
If it is to be a professional level tool for marketing I would do away with ANY gimicky stuff like the "vs." ratings.
Small portfolio pages that may allow reviews, testimonials and comments possibly.
A way for the designer/illustrator/artist to easily share their resume, contact info.
Plenty of social or sharing sites exist that have the right tools but they aren't focused on design and illustration of course (and actually plenty are, they just aren't professional enough). Things like Flickr or even DA are close in format. I would think a streamlined Flickr crossed with something like Carbon Made(?) or Coppermine(?) would have potential. You may want to expand your research into architecture and interior design network/marketing sites for ideas as well.
Would up/down votes, similar to a reddit integrated into our current format be better than a 'vs. comparison'?
We would like to go above & beyond just being a portfolio site for you. Which as you say, begins with streamlining a product like a carbonmade/flickr mixture for designers.
No professional is going to post their work to be voted on. If they're a pro they have nothing to gain and everything to lose. If the pros don't sign up only the worst of the wannabes will.
Honestly? Voting system isn't going to work.
Would it be more preferable to have people browsing your art/design to have the option to collect it, and share it on their collecting profiles? & the most collected designers would appear in Top Rated/ popular.
Sorry, but no.Be bold and register? lol.
I'm the user, you are the website. You need to make it enticing for ME and give ME a reason to look at your site. I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm trying to offer you some constructive criticism. Many people operate this way and by pointing it out, I've done all I can. Now you know.
You can feel free to ignore it or you can make it more accessible to the passerby so you actually get people using your site. With millions of websites in the world, people need to have a REASON to go to your site.
And giving them a browse-able version that doesn't require a login is fairly basic for this type of site.
As I mentioned before, this seems like a "Hot or Not" of art.
The website, Hot or Not, did not require any form on login. Anyone could go to it, vote immediately, and then leave if they wanted. That created a fairly viral scenario where people would tell their friends to look at it. The easier something is to use, the more people will use it (if it interests them). Of course, it's worth noting "Hot or Not" was popular about 12 years ago.....so I have no idea if such a site would be popular today.
We are wondering if you the user would use a site that is similar to this pair comparison, but allows only employers to go through the art in pairs and it suggests the top picks of their preferences for them to place in the job? You would receive the private info of which pieces the employers were and were not picking without anyone else seeing the results.
"Guys" FYI the rest of the staff have nothing to do with it, bringing up what is censored on the site means you need to take it up with the person in charge. Bringing it up on random threads is not changing the outcome and is frustrating the other admins.
**notice membership is free, only people posting a job and using the pairs would pay to use.
Last edited by B.K. Conn; August 8th, 2012 at 05:59 PM.