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Rethinking Collections by danlev Rethinking Collections by danlev
Objective: Allow users to create a beautiful, share-worthy curation of artwork in seconds without adding much functionality to the Collections feature.

Users would be able to select a deviation as the Collection's "cover image." This action would send the artist a notification that their work was featured as the cover of someone's collection.

I create a lot of Collections and I'm proud them, but I never feel like they're refined curations of art, mostly because of the look of the pages. I wanted to rethink Collections to make them feel more presentable, and something curators will feel proud of, rather than just dumping images into a folder.

This is just a quick concept design of how I'd reimagine Collections.

Cover photo featured in this mockup:
Girl On Fire by Marinshe

See also: 
Revised Journal Portal Concept by danlev deviantART Collections Revamp Script / Skin by danlev
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ikazon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016   Writer
Would still be nice to see this or something like it happen in the future. :)
pr0x1ma Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Justified image showcase is all I want but you add cover photo!
It's awesome !
I hope this could be possible on folders :D
MidNightsCastedAngel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Rather it a css then a permanent thing. 
Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like it, however I wonder how it would handle descriptions longer than your short sentence? And what would the display be like if you chose not to have a cover image? Would the description and info just sit at the top unboxed/contained in any manner?

Mostly, the main thing I want for collections is a button that lets you apply the same skin for every one. It's a bit of a pain to go through and put the skin into every collection when you have a lot, especially when you have to deal with that "CSS is for advanced users, are you sure you want to use it?!1?!11" pop up almost every time.
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm it seems a little bit too Facebook for me, but it would also help make collections more presentable.  Hm.
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I like, could probably skin it ;D
MidnightExigent Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make it happen.
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   General Artist
Yeah, looks cool! Would be awesome if there were sub-collection folders too. :love: 
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