I like pinshape.com’s landing page. It’s a clean and simple layout and it is nice to see the trending and newest designs in one section. When I go to the main site I am primarily there to upload a design or am looking for a specific type of design to print so I don’t use the feeds. The people I follow I follow on instagram or twitter. Probably would use the feed if it could be set to display new designs more to my tastes.
I dont tend to use the homepage much. I dont tend to search the homepage prints. I usually land on the homepage and work from there to my notifications and then the feed.
You betcha. I tend to try to check my feed at least once per day.
For items to bring over to the feed. The clickable design classifications, 'All Designs, People+Creatures etc might be useful as well as including the featured designer of the month on the feed somewhere.
(sorry about my long-winded post/reply’s, but, yeah, this is going to be another one, lol)
We’re all here looking at this from different perspectives.
Website Administrators, like to see community involvement, so might prefer a facebook style UI.
Designers, like to keep track of their models, so might prefer something similar to a combination of Amazon and Paypal.
Makers/Customers, are not high on the priority list, but are probably the majority of the website visitors.
That said, as a maker/customer, I like landing on the homepage, but would also like to offer some suggestions.
The font size and images are too big., and the scrolling blog post images are too fast. I get the sense the most webpage designers are using a 24" monitor during the layout, but the average internet user/visitors is probably using a laptop. As i view the homepage from a laptop, all I see is the scrolling blog post,so, there is too much scrolling, just to see other homepage topics.
Reduce the blog post images scrolling speed by 1/2, also reduce the images size by 1/3.
Reduce the other topics image sizes(trending,new,prints,featured) , so that 5 at a time are view-able. Maybe even have them also scroll thru the last 10-15 post.
Move the Pinshape info at the bottom of the page, up to the top.
Remove the Community links, they are just redundant.
Add new topics: “Top downloads” and “Top Purchases”.
I don’t know what algorithm Pinshape uses for “trending designs”, but how does a design with “0 -likes” get to the front page ?? If it is based on views, over a time period, maybe that term should be increased.
I’ll let you if I can think of anything else, LOL, j/k.
You folks are awesome, and have a great website.