DZone Engagement Sidebar

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I worked at for a while. It is, at first glance, a link sharing site for programmers.

Working within the DZone’s previously established design principles, I designed this sidebar that is meant to keep users engaged even after clicking a link and leaving the site. Often users would click a link and leave the DZone with no means of leaving feedback on the link for other users. This sidebar allowed users to review a link while actually looking at the page and listed other links, perhaps in the same category, for users to continue to explore.


This concept was never used, presumably because it allowed users to explore too much without seeing ads. DZone was all about ads at the time.


This page contains some really rather lewd content,
very graphic in nature... and probably very gay.
I'm talking Rated X stuff here. For real.



OK, Let me see the dirty stuff.

Nevermind, I realized looking at this will change my opinion of you forever, and we're already in the friend zone, you know? I'm sure its very creative and amazing and celebrated among a niche market, but I'd rather just pretend you're asexual. Really, it's just too weird.