A publishing platform that accepts submissions from anyone but publishes only the best.Co-Founder, UI, UX, Front-End Development, App, Web
Until Gitoon there was no place on the web for artists to get their work seen, uninterrupted by the clutter of today’s internet. A place that would have the democracy of YouTube, the content quality of NYT and the social integration of BuzzFeed.
That is why we created Gitoon where I was responsible for design and front-end development.
The current design of Gitoon is very minimalistic. My goal was to emphasize the beauty of our artists’ content instead of wasting space with UI elements. We even got rid of all the colors leaving pages black and white.
In the detail page of artwork the entire screen is filled with the image in the very big resolution creating a gallery-like feeling and allowing the audience to explore every detail of the artwork. Not a single artwork is adjusted or cropped in any way; everything on Gitoon is just raw images in all possible dimensions.
Gitoon is not just about showing artworks on the main page. It is a social network based on art with complex reviewing algorithm. It ensures that only the best works are published. The review process is completely anonymous. Curators are presented with random picture based on their interest, then they rate it from 1-10 (10 is the best). It was hard for our curators to express their feelings with those numbers that is why we changed the review bar to the “feeling bar” that user can slide to express their mood.
Users are able to customize their profile pages, get levels for their submission, create collections, receive notifications and even submit videos. The platform also features a custom real-time chat to allow artists to share their experience and build the community within the platform.