I apologize for any profanity in advance, but I promise that I mean well in my comment. Fella:
Great composition, and I'm digging the minimalism. Consistent in font choices as far as I can tell. An indication of changing sections would be nice, since the only sections that seem to have a border or own block to differentiate it from all the others are the Browse section, and the Connection Center. And while the change in content would be hint enough, consistency never hurt anyone.
The Browse Section is dynamic, yet somehow fits in with the rest of the page.
the layout of the Daily Deviation section though.
I can barely look at the work in question with all that huge ass text around it.
Llama Version's Daily Deviation section is much, much better.
Oh it's fantastic — HOLY SHIET EUGH THAT DAILY DEVIATION SECTION GET IT OUT WHAT THE FU
First off, please don't separate parts of the Journal section, especially with the stupid Daily Deviation portion.
Otherwise, it's pretty great.
Really dig the Featured Collection's layout and design, though I'd put it at the last part of the Journal section. I wish this version's Journal section also had the Journal Portal (the popular journals— the ones on the footer), perhaps above or beside the previous featured journals. One more thing: I really prefer the layout of the Featured Artist portion. Directs more attention to the art, and the artist in question.
The Poll Section would be perfect for me, if the Vote button actually matched the rest of the simple, minimal design of the page.
The Connection Center in this version doesn't reveal much about the artists. While I enjoy the bigger number of artists featured, and the simple layout, it doesn't show or say something about the artists' work at all.
I like this version's Contests & Challenges Section more visually. It catches attention well.
The Resources & Tutorials section has more options of resources and/or tutorials to chose from, and that's great.
The last section, I can't quite tell what it is, but even with the closer color value, I don't like how huge the text is, especially if it's supposed to be a longer message.
Overall, it could use work especially with that Daily Deviation section, for the love of--
, but it's design and structure are really dynamic.
It has a more traditional, familiar look, that still possesses some newer elements in the design. That said, some parts are plain in comparison to the Fella Version's design. And that separation between sections.
I enjoy the font choices with this one too.
While the structure and layout seems less dynamic, it is still gorgeous in its uniformity.
Not sure why there's no option for this "Browse" portion, if you can call it that.
While it's nice to see what's trending, some of us like the benefit of an option. I, for one, would rather see what's on the Undiscovered page. While I can go to the whole
Undiscovered page (and leave the Today page, or open a new tab), it'll save me time to get what I want to see right then and there, and quickly continue my Today browsing experience if nothing catches my eye.
Nice and clean layout for the Journal Section. The Poll Section matches the rest of the layout.
I liked the idea of a Featured Collection from the other version, though.
In spite of the added number of the deviations featured in one go, this Daily Deviation section is perfect
in comparison. The description is well-sized, thank goodness.
The Connection Center features just enough information to provide artists with a decent feature.
Critiques Section, you say? Epic win.
The Contests & Challenges Section has a bit more inclusion (not to mention it features contests from regular members of the community).
Huh, not much of a Resources & Tutorial Section.
Would like more inclusion of featured resources and tutorials, but the design of the featured video is not so bad.
In terms of design elements (e.g. color scheme, backgrounds, borders, buttons) it's kind of drab, but its structure and layout is fantastic.
Both are better than the other in one fundamental way, but both of them would match the site and benefit the artists featured.
Heck, it'd be cool to mix them up together, because they're both so good.
The option to switch between versions would be neat too.