Steemit Home Page Redesign Part VI - Visual Styling

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Steemit Home Page Redesign Part VI - Visual Styling

Visual Styling: Time to Polish it Up - Taking the Conceptual Design to the Real World

It's your Steemit Community Yeti, stirring up conversation about a “NEW” Designed Home Page.

Check out the first pass at the New UI for Steemit Home Page - New User!

Construction Zone! - Polishing the UI from Conceptual to Design

Logged Out - New User Home

Persona: I am a new user accessing Steemit.com for the first time.

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UX Designers Direction

  • I wanted a modern look and feel with a sense of easy adoption to the platform
  • I wanted a user to easily identify with the platform
  • I wanted a user to easily understand where to start as well as explore and browse new content
  • I wanted to create a new engagement with curated content to provide a sense of familiarity to users wanting to engage with content that interested them.
  • I wanted to improve the search tool functionality to help assist a new user in searching for content.
  • I wanted to create a form on personalization for the platform. The platform should have an easy way to resonate with new users to improve interaction and engagement.

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Logged In - Returning User Home

Persona: I am a returning user and see additional personalization that is catered to my interests.

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UX Designers Direction

  • I wanted to create a strong personalized dashboard as the homepage curated around top navigation that is dynamic to user selection.
  • I wanted to add a way to favorite both a user and tags, and then allow a sort method in the top navigation.
  • I wanted to surface both “my feed” and “my blog” at the home page level.
  • I wanted to allow for a way to “save for later” the content and then access it easily from the home page by a dedicated tab.
  • I wanted an improved search tool with an easy way to find a user or topic.

Conclusion:

New User

I wanted to create a new user home page that would allow the user to become engaged with the platform easier. It’s been an uphill battle for me and other users trying to adopt the arcaic on boarding UI of what exists today. Many Rage Quits, many fallouts users, many people slowly falling away from the platform so an easy way to improve user retention, and overall engagement was the goal.

Returning User

I wanted to create a more personalized experience for a returning user without all the infinite combinations and features. Lets create a solid back-end methodology that allows a user to simply select users and tags they like and allow them to be easily accessible at the top. Allow users to select content they’d like to save for later vs saving as a bookmark or tab that eventually gets lost or never seen. Surface the “my feed, and my blog” to the top level for improved engagement.

This Home Page will be updated based on feedback from the community and additional improvements in my redesign series to come.

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I will be moving onto the "My Blog” Page next.

Focusing on
  • How to favorite a follower
  • How to view my analytics of my Voting Power, Vote Value, Rep , Band Width, Incoming Rewards
  • What does my profile page look like when I'm Viewing it.
  • What does my profile page look like when another user is looking at it
  • Inserting Notifications and where
  • Stats about other users in the content feed
  • How to display content in “my blog” and how can I sort the content as a logged in user.

Additional Pages in the Works!

  • Content My Feed Post - how to improve the display of it, How to show analytics better, alt views: List layout vs Grid View
  • My Wallet - Complete redesign of this
  • My Profile - As I see it
  • My Profile - As another user sees me

If you’d like to review the Redesign Series and see how we came to this solution in our series here are the other redesign posts.

Part 5 of this Redesign Series
Part 4 of this Redesign Series
Part 3 of this Redesign Series
Part 2 of this Redesign Series
Part 1 of this Redesign Series

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THANK YOU

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First off a BIG THANK YOU to my newest discovery for Design Talent and my sole helper in the Visual Design @itinerantartist.

  • ​We are VERY aligned with creative and what a great discovery on the Steemit Platform for me to have found her. Solid design work, speed, direction and very sweet. We will be doing all of these installations together.

Thank You Steemians!

It’s you that use the UI and you are the voice that allows me to help shape this community, and empower my creative skillset to work hard into the nights on rebuilding these pitch proposals.

@aggroed, @themarkymark, @velimir, @fredrikaa, @fulltimegeek, @brandonp, @geofftk, @fourfourfun, @dlew, @venalbe, @grizgal, @shawnvanderveer, @dedicatedguy, @datascience, @mitneb, @edicted, @jlordc, @arcange, @spiritualmax, @makerhacks, @isnochys, @dlew, @mikesthoughts, @rock220, @daan, @davidshaw, @rawdawg, @yogajill, @mcblessing1, @patrice, @princessmewmew, @kerlund74, @yabapmatt, @ma1neevent, @poeticsnake @shadowspub, @folken, @whatsup, @kubbyelizabeth, @freedomexists, @shawnvanderveer, @bbrewer, @kurtgrey, @swolesome, @flemmy, @reewy, @leonard17, @syednur47, @amisteem, @memocorredor, @outtheshellvlog, @moreseke1, @travissilvers699, @artizm, @mafi001, @queenbee12, @blusky, @jerrybanfield, @gomovies, @theversatileguy, @theb0red1, @thecryptogold, @strangevision, @atmosblack, @drmake, @tattoodjay, @futurethinker, @rondak, @ashleykalila, @jpederson96, @therealwolf, @thebugiq, @minatubo, @el-cr, @thewayiseeit, @princessdharmy, @crystalpacheco30, @aleksandar.vasic, @gcamkerten, @cryptical, @itinerantartist, @libertyranger, @mikesthoughts, @dedicatedguy, @theversatileguy, @austinhopper, @masscollective, @multi4g, @giddyupngo, @pittsburghhodlr, @charitybot, @pathtosuccess, @minnowsupport, @socky, @swolesome, @thehoneys, @yogajill, @zahril, @funbobby51,

Your comments, criticism, pain points, and praise help drive successful change.

Thank you. Don’t forget to leave your comments below, and upvote if you liked the design work and the direction.

To the corporate steemit team @ned @pkattera @andrarchy @sneak please review my design series of exploratory UX research, testing, community engagement and revisions.

If you liked what you read, Please don't forget to Upvote, Resteem, and follow me. There's much more great design work to come. Everything helps allowing me to expand my posts to reach the community!

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@theUXyeti - Geek of all Trades, Master of Many! Had over 200 clients building UI for websites, mobile apps, mobile games, console games, VR/AR games, wearables, Appliance UI, Aerospace and Military UI. For lifetime fun I’ve been an Ex reality tv guy, competitive card player both pretor MTG and WSOP, scuba instructor, dart thrower, hearthstone mechanic exploiter, sports handicapper, movie metaphor gif commentor and all around humorous and fast wit jackass.

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WOWWWW @theuxyeti, YOU-KILLED-IT! In a good manner ;)
Its very impressive and the results are great, I really like the new modern look and also these tool for e.x. voting power will be cool if it was just integrated with steemit it self. You solved many problems and I can't wait to use the new design in the future :P

When does it come online? :O or did I missed a point?
Please let me know, I think its insane. Big kuddo's for you my friend!

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Thank you! Yes I’ve touched on most pain points and have a user strategy on the next pages to improve the sorting of content functionality. I’m in the works of pitching to them. Thanks for the response

hi friends - did this little steemit redesign and if you check out the images, you can find yourselves and your posts referenced!:) wanted to give you all a little shoutout as a thank you for the amazing camaraderie you've shown me. it means a lot. stay wonderful <3

@cryptosharon @maverickinvictus @polebird @spiritualmax @minnowsupport

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So this is what you have been up to! Hahaha thanks for those Easter egg drops IT :) cool seeing myself on that.

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Yes that was Our plan to drop in @fredrikaa @aggroed @themarkymark on my side too

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just so you know - i went through a few of your posts while i was gathering the info to include in the designs, and i feel like we all need to meet now. its kind of like i already know you each a bit :) @fredrikaa @aggroed @themarkymark

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of course mav! its the least i can do for all your supportive comments. they really keep me going sometimes <3

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Are you crazy you are so talented and beautiful. If I had half your talent and looks I would be taking over Steem!

So keep Steeming IT you are a wonderful addition to the blockchain. especially your songs.

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Always love the maverick name

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Hey IT, yeap, talented and beautiful, I subscribe to that... simply loved it! Amazing work you two did.
Kisses!

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The question is are you subscribed to me lol even if I’m not a pretty girl lol

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I am following you indeed.

Overall awesome work! One criticism is that I feel like the new user page could lose the large mountain image as it takes up a lot of the screen and adds little.

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Your missing it then. It adds tons of value for new users. Curated content by users for users as well as onboarding shortcuts to understand the platform.

Those designs look really great! I've said for some time Steemit needs a much nicer aesthetic if we want to attract the masses.

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Agreed! Attracting is only part of it. Retaining it is more important

Hi theuxyeti

I wish there was a "Favourite" button so we could follow our special Favourite Steemit posters more easily!

I also would love to have a "resteemed" page to separate my posts from those that I have resteemed. This would also make it easier for my followers to see our posts - while keeping our blog's theme less diluted by the posts we want to resteem.

It would be great if you could incorporate these ideas.

Keep well :D

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already have them. if you notice at the top of the logged in version there is a MY FAVORITES and a MY TABS section. This will allow you to follower favorited users and favorited tags. In addition to your ask about resteems. I have that as a sorting functionality in the build to come when I address the Content space for My Blog... it will have sorting tabs for My Feed / Resteemed / ALL

This post has received a 3.34 % upvote from @boomerang.

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thanks Boomerang... who ever did this THANKS

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hehe that was me :)

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thanks for the post cool feature. I like this for Accessibility for UX hearing impaired. Great to see this widget.

You got a 4.61% upvote from @buildawhale courtesy of @theuxyeti!
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Its like watching Mona Lisa getting painted. And only getting better my friend! Making me feel bad, all I have added to steemit is games :p

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Dude, that’s great! Everyone should contribute how they can, i was very discouraged trying to find my place and still have no idea if this is the way. It’s just a skill set i have

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Any day the dev team doesn't try to implement this is a tragedy.

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agreed. i think the UI was build in react native with a vibe of bootstrap. So literally the UI was build without a UX/UI team and strictly by devs. That said, Im offering amazing shit here for pennies. These guys need to hire me @ned lol

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i second that! ;p

This is getting goooood. Would be great to see this implemented, but alas, polish the nugget of gold before showcasing it for the whole world to see as an implemented UI change. ;) You're doing well and I thank you for your effort in this project Yeti.

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its as good as it can get for now... I'' be updating the Content portion once i tackle that UI redesign. Hopefully very close to the end of the home page section. :)

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Yeah, but you know would make it even more awesome?

If it had tits and was on fire.

Thank you for Steemit Home Page Redesign Part VI - Visual Styling.It is useful to engage people for my blog.

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thanks for your support. Its new followers and taking the time to comment that grows the community and makes me aware you are alive :) so thank you

Thank you for sharing and nice post.

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Thank you!

@theuxyeti this is awesome. you will you will rock it. amazing man everybody can do this? information

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thanks for the support :)

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Always their brother
Told you following you. I have contract like hitman🔨

Anything we can do to get these interfaces up n running? I love this look — hard to think Steemit used to be blue not too long ago.

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Leaving a comment is enough. Thank you

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Cool stuff!
How far are you off before presenting this as an alternative interface?

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Depends how you look at things. This was the First Stab at me making a presence in the community as a Person on the Platform really. @Aggroed helped provide me with focus and initiative to be someone here. I thank him for that. Then After such a positive response from the first one. i continued the efforts. I have another 5-7 pages Id like redesigned and once im done I will build a clickable prototype for users to watch how it all works. Thats the end goal. I figure overall with good feedback it should be within 2 months from now. Hopefully i can get this one upvoted by minnowsupport tomorrow :)

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Are you planning to run this in your own condenser or are you already doing it?

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I haven’t thought that far. If i built the ui in react could we build this out for ppl to use as a front end framework

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that would be very desirable.

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got a few people on my team already considering a build. i think i might build it coming soon

Your post had been curated by the @buildawhale & @ipromote team and mentioned here:

https://steemit.com/curation/@buildawhale/buildawhale-curation-digest-03-06-18

Keep up the good work and original content, everyone appreciates it!

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dude seriously... wow! that is awesome :) woo hoo

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humbly greatful for the upvote and resteem. yes I did discover @itinerantartist and her and I are doing great things. Its amazing how you can find like minded people that see eye to eye and want great things for the community. We are now collaborators on the design phase of things. Truly greatful.

Unsure of how one would reach out to the group @curie for an upvote on awesome community invoked redesign of Steemit but here’s my attempt!

On Onboarding

Just thinking about this... 7 days, that's what a post pays for. What if the "onboarding" was a project; new content as often as possible, perhaps some contests or delegation bonuses.

Could be a way to groom talent and keep meta content burbling.

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yea id like it to be a set of posts that are curated for new users that need guidance, but thanks for that. :)

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I was suggesting that slightly less than-noobs be groomed for that. Not sure if that came across.

Oh, and here I thought you made the site changes here in Steemit... But maybe soon your work will get noticed by them.

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im going to build my own UI on the platform and see what happens... could be really fun to try that out

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That's cool too. Good luck!

Hi @theuxyeti, I have to say that ux people are about as rare on Steemit as yetis are in real life (maybe they are all over at utopian.io?) but it is good to get the occasional sighting :D

Are you on UX StackExchange? Have you contributed to utopian.io? I think instead of redesigning the steemit home page you could help with a few groups/teams that want to spruce up their user experience too! If you are interested we should talk :)

Different people have different styles, but there is an opportunity as a director to be a writer in every moment, with every visual cue and every piece of production design. Everything is a decision, and everything can be obsessed over.

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