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deviantART Front Page Concept -v3

There are various parts of the design of DA I do not like. As a whole, the design works pretty well, (with the exception of the ancient designed pages) but a lot of the minor pieces that make it up are pretty weak to me. So I created a redesign of the front page. This is what I ended up making.

In terms of features, there are really no new add-ons to what was there. It is primarily layout and design alterations all around. The biggest difference to note is that thumbnails now have a max of 175px instead of 125px.

Notes on copyrights:
The deviantART logo and the icons presented all belong to deviantART. They are not mine, they were created by and for DA, and I in no way claim these images as my own.

The 15 stock images in the main content area are not mine. They are from [link]=photography/street&order=9 They belong to their respective owners, and I in no way claim these images as my own.

The 5 daily deviation images in the footer are not mine. They are from [link] They belong to their respective owners, and I in no way claim these images as my own.

Everything else was created one layer at a time. Please give strong critique, as I want to improve on this. More pages may come. :)

Update: v3
Many new tweaks are around, most notably the header. A big push in minimalism along with a tab concept in place. Channels in the footer is gone, and the sidebar has a few graphical tweaks. Thanks for all the comments so far.
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:iconalecwolfe:
AlecWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Clean, sleek and easy to use (by all appearances). Bit it would be a pain in the butt to code. Nice work.
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:iconpassion91:
Passion91 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist


this work have been featured here [link] :D
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:iconcrisisdoctor:
CrisisDoctor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
deviantart v8 :paranoid:
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:iconartehpants:
ArtehPants Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Totally puts the current layout to shame. :#1:
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:iconabdullahgumus:
abdullahgumus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
super
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:iconferox04:
Ferox04 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, this is way better than v7!
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:iconseraphania:
Seraphania Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is lovely. I wish this is what we had instead of the new v7. >.<
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:iconhuseyinozkilic:
huseyinozkilic Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
nice design
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:icongreylynx:
GreyLynx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student Photographer
Also, this looks really nice!
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:icongreylynx:
GreyLynx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student Photographer
Ha! You did this when one of club's news articles were on the front page! :XD:
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:iconcharleston-and-itchy:
Also, the smaller logo with the lime-green text (just like their Twitter page) will SURE be a space-saver for ANY computer! ;)
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:iconcharleston-and-itchy:
also, you know what's even better on the top bar? Instead of text saying "Deviations" and "Messages", there would just be icons of, in respectful order, the picture frame logo and the little yellow notepad. In parentheses, it would display a number of what deviations and messages you currently have!

I hope that would also be a good space-saver, too! ;D Good job on this! Ur very talented!!
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:iconcharleston-and-itchy:
oh yeah, accessible page numbers will look great and easy-to-use on the bottom!!! :D :nod:

It's a must-have!! We know it's on the bottom of the comments, too!
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:iconaaronbradford:
AaronBradford Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice design, I love the 'airy' feel ... however I think the header is a bit to high. :)
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:iconeasydisplayname:
easydisplayname Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
I minimized the header in my update. It's a lot smaller now. :)
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:iconaaronbradford:
AaronBradford Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, now that's much better :D
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:iconcharleston-and-itchy:
More sorting choices, please! (besides Popular and Newest)

Personally, the logo should be the one on deviantART's Twitter page icon. I mean, would hat waste space? Less is more! Good job, though! :thumbsup:
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:iconeasydisplayname:
easydisplayname Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Have any suggestion for what should be thrown in there?
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:iconcharleston-and-itchy:
Yeah put ":groups: Groups" in the Dropdown box to the right of the Search. ;)
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:iconpatrickruegheimer:
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009   Photographer
if you look short on it i like it much, but as longer i look at it i like it less. it fits just imo not to dA.

but of course great work :aww:
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