Just a suggestion to remove the player's name from the main "view" pages to encourage more views based on a good shot, not just because the player's name is recognized.
Possibly opens up more room for love for talented designers that are equally deserving, just not as well known.
The player's name would definitely still be shown on the individual shot's page. That player deserves the credit and recognition for their work, but no more deserving than others with less renown.
*edit: I should point out that dribbble's mobile version currently does this. Likely to save space, but I think it's a good move for the user base as a whole to see that carried through to the desktop version.
12 months ago
I'm kind of torn on this b/c admittedly, I don't like it when I check dribbble on my phone and I see a great shot but then have to commit to opening it to see who did it. I prefer to scan through the pages filled with those I follow. I suppose it might bother me less if I was concerned with reading and/or commenting.
Maybe another difference in your reasoning here is that I rarely look at any work outside of people I already follow. Meaning, I don't usually view the most popular or even browse randomly all that much. I may be a totally different use case than many people on Dribbble. :) So for me, this would be a bummer. (as the mobile version already is)
i'm not really concerned if people like shots based on the name attached to it. that's the way humans are. we identify our heros based on their work and then identify good work as it comes from our heros. if a designer is doing what she/he loves, they don't need a better chance on dribbble. they need to continue to improve their skills and enjoy themselves. i like the names, because when @Virgil Pana or @Studio Muti hits my wall, i know it's a shot i'll learn from.
@Maria Frey Great thoughts. I appreciate your comments on this. I shared your thought on the "Following" page. If you're specifically following particular designers, then I don't see any real reason not to see their name with their shots.
I also don't want to preach that users must use dribbble in any particular way. That's not my intention. I just think there's something to be said about a lot of great designers on here who are relatively hidden (and ignored) because they're not well known. I think any steps that can be taken to help spotlight their work is good.
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