Very nice, very well executed, very unusable. Wastes 50 % of the screen permanently, terrible navigation.
Couldn't amen more.
I wondered what you were on about until I made my screen bigger! Works well and looks nice on a thinner window size ;)
Hmm -- I see what you're saying and I think I agree to an extent. But I wonder if, were the actual 'articles' centered, surrounded by white space, in the browser, would we consider the left and right 50% of the screen wasted?
I do think it's odd simply because I'm not used to having my head turned a few degrees to the right for long-form reading, as we're used to text on the left or center of the screen.
Compared to Medium.com (the queen of white space), lines are significant shorter, but without having any horizontal white space. To make it feel similar comfortable, they had to increase the font size and the vertical white space between the lines. At the end they get just half of the content on a page.
It works somehow, because there is very few text. Mostly two short paragraphs. For a comprehensive article you would burn your scroll wheel, if you had one.
Indeed. To me, the Dropbox page almost feels a bit cramped when I'm reading. But it does help that it's not showing super long articles.
looks better on the phone
It appears to be pretty easy to improve, making this was an easy change using the chrome web inspector.
That's much better.
this is what happens when you hire a ton of visual designers and illustrators, but no UX designers.
looks pretty, functions poorly
Don't get me wrong, I love the look and the transitions. It's a great job in execution, but the 50/50 screen division is not ideal for most viewers.
Like it, but found navigating it not as intuitive as it could be. Would assume that other, less tech savvy people might have some more issues with it.
Could be wrong, dunno how adventurous people are nowadays ;)
People are wild out there these days.
Jeebus. Welcome back, late 80's! :]
No search functionality whatsoever, which is an absolute requirement in this context. Very sexy, but doesn't put the emphasis on content.
Very well made. Reminds me of Squarespace's blog: http://blog.squarespace.com/blog/
You are right. The Squarespace blog has exactly the same behavior when you resize the page.
Illustrations are great, UX is okay~, content is almost useless.
Ugh, this was made for someone's portfolio, not to be used. Looks nice, sucks to interact with.
Love it, fresh idea, and awesome design and smooth navigation
Absolutely love those transitions! This is neat.
"I don't want to tell you how to do your job, but can you make the laptop bigger?"
Very pretty. Though it is weird how Dropbox seems to think that visual design = ux design.
My Thunderbolt is sad
WOW! So much front-end love!
Branding is great! However UX isn't quite there—for a guide it seems like I have to do lots of work to figure out what to click next, albeit a trivial amount of work. But still, would love to see this flow together more effectively.
I dislike how slow it is. If the purpose is to guide you through dropbox, it shouldn't be structured as a FAQ but show the actual screens what people can expect in different situations. This is more like the Apple way to structuring settings inside your iOS device. Chapter > Sub chapter > Sub sub chapter, and navigate back to the previous chapter.
I love the illustration! Great job Dropbox design team!
god this is nice
Really nice. Friendly, simple and easy to read.