Journal Entry: Wed Nov 9, 2011, 3:00 AM
Another rant from me, this time about deviantART.
I don't know how about you guys but I sometimes feel that some things should be limited here and I'm talking about user profile and journal.
Its awesome to have quite a lot of freedom to do whatever you want with your userpage but some deviants go too far with it.
I often visit deviants userpages and often I find myself in a middle of emoticons and gif images. I know that its awesome to have the opportunity to share these things with others and most of these pictures are awesome, but... at the same time it isn't cool anymore if you have like 100 emoticons or gif images in one journal or all around your profile. Let me tell you why I think it isn't awesome.
1. You have some awesome artwork in your gallery and I'm someone who would like to see more. So I come to your profile to see some of your work. Lets say that I have a slow computer or connection. I come to your profile and suddenly my browser freezes because there are just too many pictures.
2. Again, I found your artwork interesting and I have decided to visit your profile. I open your profile and I see 100 gifs and emoticons. My first reaction of your profile might be the one where I decide if I will follow you or not. In this case after seeing your profile I close this tab fast and go on.
3. Time is important to all of us. We want to find information fast and we don't like to waste our time. By spamming your own profile with gifs and emoticons you make it harder for us to find stuff we would like to see.
I'm not saying that my opinion is the right one but it is my opinion and I'm quite sure that there are many others like me. If you want to find people who would follow your artwork then put more time into your art and don't worry about your profile. Sometimes simple things are the best. Think about how it would be for others to visit your profile. You might now the way around your profile because you are the one who created it, but for many others it might be too confusing to stay. Keep it simple and keep it cool. Try to give your watchers a good user experience.
What do you think about it? Is it important or not?