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Created almost 3 years ago by Richard Saunders with 2 comments
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Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · added almost 3 years ago
Howdy @Richard. We arrived at this design because we wanted something simple that showcases trending titles.  We’ve considered some other concepts recently and are definitely interested in what the community would like to see.
Twitter profile pic Richard Saunders · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Let’s say I’m a first time visitor to Inkshares website.

The page loads and my eyes try to focus on washed out partial images of book covers. I find this to be a turn-off and not the best first-impression you could put forward.

I realize it is an attempt to be artsy, but since you are trying to attract the widest possible audience, I believe that this tactic only appeals to a minority.

Is this just me or does anyone else share this opinion? Is there a successful website out there somewhere that has done this successfully for an extended period?