There’s nothing like having our work reviewed by peers. As Mark Boulton stated earlier this year: “I feel crits are a place where you can fail without the fear of failure. A place where you can explain your work, debate outcomes, and move the work forward.”
I believe dribbble can be, and in many cases is, a place of review and critique that helps our work move forward. I consider it the online equivalent of reviews we have with our colleagues at work. In that sense, the value and potential of dribbble, and services alike, is huge.
As for me, the critiques I’ve gotten on dribbble have helped me improve my work tremendously and I am very thankful to dribbble and its community for that.
That being said, I must say that I often wonder why we sometimes present our work in such ways that obscure the very work itself: the tilted photographs, heavy focus on surrounding browser chrome and Apple products and glow layers, and so on. Whatever the motivation behind presenting work in such a manner, the result is our work being less clear and visible, making it much harder, sometimes even impossible, for our peers to value and critique the work. Such a missed opportunity, if you ask me.
As for myself, I want to share my work in such a way that allows you to see it and critique it, whether that sometimes is a full layout or just a detail of it. I will try to always tell a bit about what it is you are looking at, and what it is I’d like to know your opinion about.
So I vow to share my work in progres as clear and unobscured as possible.
I hope that if you share these views, you’ll rebound, repost, or share this however you see fit in order to help keep dribbble as amazing as it is and and help each other move our work forward and make great things.
(As published on my blog)
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