Dribbble Activity icon update idea

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21 Responses

  1. Anthony Dines Anthony Dines

    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 :)

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    almost 2 years ago

  2. Kyle Meyer Kyle Meyer

    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?

    almost 2 years ago

  3. Anthony Dines Anthony Dines

    @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.

    almost 2 years ago

  4. Kyle Meyer Kyle Meyer

    It's a good start, and I agree. :)

    Maybe try a comp with a split system between high value signal and low value noise?

    almost 2 years ago

  5. Josh Mateo Josh Mateo

    They totally implemented this lol.

    almost 2 years ago

  6. Anthony Dines Anthony Dines

    @Josh Mateo HOLY SHIT!?!?

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    almost 2 years ago

  7. 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.

    almost 2 years ago

  8. Hugo Hugo

    Haha, awesome job man!

    almost 2 years ago

  9. Ryan O. Hicks Ryan O. Hicks

    good job. Looks like they listened to ya =)

    almost 2 years ago

  10. Anthony Dines Anthony Dines

    @Ryan O. Hicks certainly not a bad way to end the week. Def put a smile on my face!

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    almost 2 years ago

  11. Samuel Couto Samuel Couto

    They adopted your idea, cool!

    almost 2 years ago

  12. Anthony Dines Anthony Dines

    @Samuel Couto Yeah!!! So awesome.

    almost 2 years ago

  13. Samuel-Dean Samuel-Dean

    congrats man...one man can make a difference!

    almost 2 years ago

  14. Jeff van Steijn Jeff van Steijn

    Nice!

    almost 2 years ago

  15. Aurélien Foutoyet Aurélien Foutoyet

    I really like how the @Dribbble team listen to their users feedback.

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    almost 2 years ago

  16. Rachel Nash Rachel Nash

    Woah. Hello Mr. Dribbble interface designer Dines!

    almost 2 years ago

  17. Anthony Dines Anthony Dines

    @Rachel Nash THIS IS RIDICULOUS!! :)

    almost 2 years ago

  18. Falko Joseph Falko Joseph

    Wow, epic, Mr. Dribbble is watching! :)

    almost 2 years ago

  19. DPAM23 DPAM23

    Wow, so cute!

    almost 2 years ago

  20. João Oliveira Simões João Oliveira Simões

    I am addicted to your pink dot, so congrats man! And Thank you!

    over 1 year ago

  21. Anthony Dines Anthony Dines

    @João Oliveira Simões - Thanks man!

    over 1 year ago

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