Love the new header on Dribbble as well as the increased real estate on the page, though my only complaint is that you can no longer see that you have new activity like comments and such unless you hover over this element.
By no means is this a perfect solution, but I'd love some sort of indicator telling me if I have new notifications in my activity or not. Here there would be an off state for when you have nothing new, and an on state when you do. Once you hover over it, the pink icon goes away. Would work the same as notifications do on Facebook.
Just a thought for something I'd love to see solved :)
over 1 year ago
For many users, there will *always* be notifications. There's just so many types of activity that are funneled into one place that the ones that you may care more deeply about (comments on shots) are drowned out by a ton of lower value noise (follows, likes, etc.), but there are always things happening. It'd be useful if they were split apart.
Using your Facebook example, high value notifications (messages) are split from higher volume lower value notifications (general notifications).
Sidenote: Why show an icon if there are no notifications?
@Kyle Meyer Super valid points you bring up. Definitely for the more superstar users on here, a notification icon would always be "on" which would defeat the purpose for sure if these all fell into the same bucket.
As for my thoughts around having an inactive state for the icon, I was sorta treating it like the indicator we used to see commonly on answering machines with "no new messages". Sorta saying that there is no need to hover over this element right now since there is nothing here you haven't seen. Certainly isn't needed, but a little idea I thought might have legs.
My solution was far from ideal obviously (literally spent about 15 mins of thought during my lunch break on it), but at the end of the day I'd like to see something that solves users needing to hover over an element to see if there is or isn't any thing they should respond to.
Then again, maybe I am the only user on here that feels an insane urge to check that section far too often, in which case this is the stupidest solution ever! Haha.
It's a good start, and I agree. :)
Maybe try a comp with a split system between high value signal and low value noise?
They totally implemented this lol.
@Josh Mateo HOLY SHIT!?!?
We'd been thinking about a way to visually notify you of new activity using the new header icon. We liked @Anthony Dines' subtle treatment so much it's now rolled out and working.
We opted to simply show the pink dot when there's new activity, showing nothing additional when there's not. Hopefully this helps keep you up to date in lieu of the old sidebar.
over 1 year ago
Haha, awesome job man!
good job. Looks like they listened to ya =)
@Ryan O. Hicks certainly not a bad way to end the week. Def put a smile on my face!
They adopted your idea, cool!
@Samuel Couto Yeah!!! So awesome.
congrats man...one man can make a difference!
I really like how the @Dribbble team listen to their users feedback.
Woah. Hello Mr. Dribbble interface designer Dines!
@Rachel Nash THIS IS RIDICULOUS!! :)
Wow, epic, Mr. Dribbble is watching! :)
Wow, so cute!
I am addicted to your pink dot, so congrats man! And Thank you!
about 1 year ago
@João Oliveira Simões - Thanks man!
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