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Been looking around ways to improve devrant's user experience a little, Idk whether you guys like it or not.. Just a suggestion πŸ˜‚

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    One more πŸ˜‰ drop down suggestions if you guys have any.
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    I like it. Looks fresh.
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    @ScribeOfGoD Enough suggestions with rant mate?
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    I like it, but I feel that the right section is just a tiny bit too cluttered. I think making the 12w slightly more subtle will be enough. Give the ++ and -- a bit more breathing space.

    Other than that, A+!
  • 9
    This looks very good. The thing that I would like to see a bit more is spacing up and down on the rant content.

    Otherwise, very cool :)
  • 5
    Ooh. Shiny!
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    @rEaL-jAsE just some random design πŸ˜… If I can get the api, I'd be happy to build a client.
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    Looking good
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    @Alice that'd be cool. on it! πŸ˜‹
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    I really like that!
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    Why hasn't anybody made an unofficial devrant client for Android yet? I was sure it would happen by now.
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    Hmm I'd like the option to have the ++-- on either side
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    Love it looks very clean.

    @AlpineLinnix Why?
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    @Oel2 double tap alternative maybe?
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    @htlr ohhhh thanks!
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    @htlr The public devrant api is available by contacting info@devrant.io
    Or you can visit https://devrant-docs github.io for online unofficial public api docs.

    @ewpratten @AlpineLinnix According to David, he said that apps using the devrant api in any way should not be uploaded to Google Play and Apple App Store.
    You may contact him by discussing whether it is okay to just release the source in github. It is up to him.
  • 9
    I like this! ANOTHER! *Smashes his mug*
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    I think that the right side looks too crowded
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    Scrolling rants today ive tought about "why theres no username near a rant" and now i got it, fast
  • 4
    Looks great but that + button needs to stay in its place, much easier to add a rant or a comment when the button is down there
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    Really love the design
  • 6
    This is what we need! Sexy material UI. Please include dark mode so we can keep ranting even at night xD
  • 5
    Meh, the current design is cleaner, never change something that works.
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    πŸ“Œ
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    Check out dribbble.com for some motivation dude.
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    Looking good.
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    I would love it
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    @gitpush thought it was blocking a good part of the view, and that too in the center πŸ˜…
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    @htlr it does tbh, but a simple scroll will do it, but I think it is in the best place
  • 5
    It looks awesome.
    But leftys will hate you :)
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    Nice work mate!
  • 4
    this is very cool, but the bright red '+' button looks out of place
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    @Alice is it orange, then? My monitor's colour isn't great
  • 2
    Looks awesome! Like someone said, give more breathing space to the elements in the right. And I think the new rant button should stay on the bottom (it's easier to reach). This is the slickest app design I've seen in a while. Great job!
  • 4
    Omfg i love it. @dfox you should really check this out.
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    @gitpush for me it's in e really irritating place (along the rest of the buttons that are "just there" annoyingly blocking the rants behind them) I really wish I could just remove it permanently.
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    @theKarlisK to each his own, though the new update better include both so that no one misses the button or gets irritated by it :P
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    @gitpush agreed, I don't think it's too tricky to make it a setting that you can select. Personally, I wish I could use AD block to block specific elements *anywhere* (as crazy as that might sound). That's how I turn off a lot of useless crap all around the web.
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    Looking Good
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    Looks sexy
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    it's just design, I personally don't care how it looks as long as it's easy to navigate.

    Now one thing to suggest is opening the comments from the main page without having to go into the rant itself, like a long tap on the rant that'll open a small window where you can swipe up and down to read the comments.

    in other ways, making browsing and reading rants a bit faster imo
  • 6
    Looks amazing. If I could drop in my two cents, I would say it's better to hide the username on rants like how it is now. It works out well in the feed that way coz it's a non distracting unbiased steady flow of rants. Also, like someone suggested as a game idea, it is always fun to guess which ones are @AlexDeLarge's rants from the feed.
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    @htlr A while back I made my own little ctl client for devRant. I figured out how to post/login by looking at devRantron's source and the browser dev tools. It may help you.

    Also @dfox , what do you think?

    I love @shaki 's idea!
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    Cross platform? 😍
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    @rEaL-jAsE rather than stepping up their game and producing better apps?
  • 1
    This really looks great. :D
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    @linuxxx I had no plan of developing an app πŸ˜… this is just the things I put together the way it'd be fun to use, seen people complaining about the UI.
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    Saved. I'm making this.
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    On a related note, I can't save the image in the comments @dfox pls dfix
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    @AlgoRythm maybe... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    @htlr Not talking about an app, I mean desktop-cross platform :D
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    @linuxxx native android ☺️
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    @htlr Wait does this app exist already?!
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    Best one. πŸ‘
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    @linuxxx nope, These are just some suggestions for the current app I compiled into. I was unaware of any official APIs, will try to build a native android client if thats permitted πŸ˜…
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    These are good designs. !devRantGold
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    Two words: 'Fucking awasome' 😍
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    Good job man! I'd love to see it as official devRant UI - it's fucking awsome
  • 1
    shutup and take my money
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    regarding author on rant i like sort of anonymity atm.

    anyway new look feels nice and more right hand ppl friendly ;)
  • 3
    Looks awesome!

    @Oel2 Agreed, I mostly use my phone with the left hand, so it would be nice

    @Codex404 How do you improve, then?
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    i would love notifications to have an "unread" filter
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    @Jilano slowly add things until rebuilding is needed to stay usable.

    This UI is clean, everything is at max 4 clicks away. There is litterally no need to change something when there are UX wise no problems with it.
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    @ewpratten I emailed them because I am working on one. It is disallowed because they currently already support android and people may steal credentials.
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    @Codex404 4 clicks are too much 😢 especially I didn like how the add rant button stayed at the center blocking the view.
    People usually tend to read from left, so moved the ++ and - - to the right that'll be easier to reach (can add an option to reverse the position for lefties)
    The navigation bar puts everything in right place including the profile and settings which is currently, idk maybe like alienated.
  • 25
    Looks cool! We’ll definitely see if there’s any elements we can incorporate and we appreciate the feedback in this thread on various individuals elements. There’s certain elements that go against UX guidelines we’ve established and gotten feedback on, like usernames on the feed, so while some things look good, they don’t always make sense from a UX perspective.

    Also, to touch on something that a few people have mentioned and we do want to make sure is clear, we do not allow any apps using the devRant API to be published in the Google Play Store or iOS App Store. We consider it a major security risk (possibility of stealing login credentials fairly easily) and we also would be concerned with confusion since searches for devRant drive many of the downloads to the app.

    Until we have an oauth-based login system, we encourage non-credentialed use of the API to prevent security issues.
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    @dfox Thanks alot for the info. This was just made as a feedback/suggestion. We are happy to help in making the current application better 🀘
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    πŸ“Œ
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    Can i use this design ? It's for... Something πŸ™ƒ
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    @enzop no problemo πŸ˜‰πŸ€˜
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    @dfox That does make sense. However, does that apply to only those two places or are binary downloads on other platforms or as part of a repo forbidden?

    I'm making my own android client, bacause I'm dissatisfied with certain ui choices(I haven't made issues for these, since I realize that they are only my problems and your choices do make sense).
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    This is amazing. How did I miss this from feed?
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    @Floydian too late for the party, huh? πŸ˜‚
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    @xzvf it’s fine to do something for personal use, but any public/distributed binary download or build is forbidden.
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    @dfox ok. Fine.
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    Fancy.
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    Looking good. I with that was what devRant looked like. It could even be implemented as an additional microtransaction and I'd buy it.
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    If it were me, I'd change the body text to something else more 'open sans', I don't think that font is good for big paragraphs, only really for headings
    Other than that, I'd love to see the switch to your design!πŸ‘
    ++
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    @1nfinite I agree, that font isn't the best for readability.
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    this looks great!
  • 8
    This looks amazing!

    @dfox is it permitted to make open source clients that authenticate against the API and publish source code to GitHub/GitLab, while pushing a build to e.g. F-Droid? I've been wanting to make a client for tablets for a while now, since I prefer working in landscape on it (which the devRant app doesn't support), and the web app doesn't really cut it for me. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the efforts put into it but I tend to prefer native apps for the stuff that I use often.
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    @AlpineLinnix but I'm running Android Nougat on it πŸ€”
    Btw it doesn't render very well on tablets to begin with.. the app doesn't seem to cope very well with the plentiful screen real estate - it's clearly designed for phones.

    Attached is a screenshot of it.. it really doesn't use the available screen real estate to its fullest, so I doubt that I'd want to work around all that. Personally I'd go with the tabbed (edit: split-screen, rants on the left, comments on the right) UI like what's present in devRantron and devRant UWP instead, optimized for touch and material design, and much less pop-up stuff than devRantron.
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    @AlpineLinnix well.. it works, but the devRant app doesn't seem to like this orientation fuckery at all πŸ˜…
    Nice Android hack though, could prove itself very useful in other apps 😁
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    @AlpineLinnix on profiles it's even better πŸ™ƒ
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    Going largely off topic but anyone noticed this?
    Not the comments. The UI
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    Looks pretty. I like it!
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    doope
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    It looks very clean but having the add buttong right next to the filter could be a bad user experience from users accidentally hitting the one they didn't mean too. Regardless its still a very nice design.
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    This is some gorgeous work! Nice!
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    @Oel2 I agree, I'm left handed and having them on the left makes it easier for me, but I can understand some may want the opposite. Allowing the user to choose improves UX exponentially. 😁
  • 2
    This is fresh. Should have a theme itself
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    devRant 2.0!

    For all of us developers than have OCD this is makes it less a bundle of words and makes them look like real rants
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    The first one sorta reminds me of Reddit's layout a lil bit. But the designs are really nice. What'd you use?
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    @adempus not much of a UI designer, this is done using illustrator. Started using AdobeXD quite recently and in ❀️ with it.
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    This looks clean πŸ”₯
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    Looks very modern and clean. Would love to see this :)
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