• Sean LesterSean Lester, 6 years ago

    I don't come to DN to be entertained, though. I came here and come here because it was at least at one point a fairly professional site with quality information, studies, advice for learning how to be excellent in the field of design. I attribute my success in my career to the voracious learning I did as a result of having access to this place and people like Sam Hulick. DN also used to have a membership that included designers and product people from top tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Etsy etc. You could trust a lot of the information here because the userbase was serious.

    Seriously, I'm reading in this thread that "we're all visual designers" and "everyone here is just a Dribbble user" but it used to be the case that you couldn't escape the think pieces whining about what Dribbble has done to design and how it isn't a real design site because it's so superficial.

    The idea that it's a PROBLEM that Designer News has FOCUS is absurd. Go to Reddit or something, go to the rest of the internet. There's plenty of the kind of content you're looking for. Designer News is what it is (or was what it was) BECAUSE it had focus, identity, because it was a serious site for design professionals.

    2 points