DZone Engagement Sidebar


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I worked at Dzone.com 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.

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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.

UI / UX

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.