Just a random rambling of me and the new flickr layout after hearing friends complaining about it.
Basically, I love the new layout. But a lot of friends dissing it. And I don’t understand why. I have been figuring why they dislike it and I realised something. Maybe I am a visual person. Pictures, photos works for me for layout of the site. I hate words splashing all over the page and have no idea what to click on. That’s the old flickr. Old flickr, to me was a nuisance. It was just tat boring and well benefits is, more stable. and more like a page to page textbook showcasing your works on a photo community website. On the other hand, the new flickr is like a portfolio showcase, it’s intriguing, it shows how photographers, hobbist photos are in just one look! One bad point is, this layout is a rather buggy somehow. But I am happy to see visuals, ignoring words unless I feel the need to click in and see what is the person trying to convey through the photo. An artwork to me does not require any words for explanation. It just being expressive in itself to draw attention to the viewer to feel free at what story you are trying to tell from the picture.
Most people get used to words too much. A reliant to it. Without them, they feel empty. Lost. They do not feel connected when there is a loss of words to aid them to understand thus frustrated. I don’t know. But I think that is the way some people are. But for me, I will skip a lot of words. So words to me are practically just some alphabets that make up into words and form a speech to tell me more about what people want me to know from the visual. Unless I am interested in knowing more, I will read. Else, nope. Words are important in our lives but not do not get overly dependent on it especially on works that just requires a picture to tell a story.
But writing my thoughts out require words and not visuals. Of course I can create a comic or storyboard out of it, but it is much more of hassle to bring across it, writing is much more easier for this case. Oh well conflicting point, but who cares. In conclusion, haters gonna hate and lovers gonna love it. I am loving it and I feel much more ease in organising than previously. Flickr, well done and keep it up! And yay for so much free space. 🙂