Within the Dunked platform, there are two layers; a presentation layer and an admin layer. The presentation layer is essentially your finished portfolio site. It’s what you would share with potential clients and peers to show off your talent. The admin layer is exactly that, an admin section for you to upload and manage your work. We’ll share more info about the portfolio side of things a little later, but for now, here is a quick look at the admin interface for Dunked.
One of the biggest challenges we’ve faced over the past few months — myself especially — is designing a simple, yet effective, user interface. We’ve designed eight drastically different versions, and built half of those before later deciding against them. Thankfully, we think we’ve cracked it and want to give you guys a quick peek at what you can expect when we launch.
The projects overview page serves as your dashboard, giving you access to all your projects and pages. Dragging and dropping sorts the project order, and all major actions such as deleting, renaming, changing project visibility, thumbnail editing, adding new projects or pages are all a single click away. Simples.
One of our main goals for the admin section was to make sure that all content and performable actions were within just two clicks of any page currently being viewed. We’ve met that goal and the admin feels easy to navigate.
Clicking into a project allows you to edit it. You can upload your images, embed video or audio, and add as much or as little data about the project as you like. Add a description, date, client, URL, tags or none of the above; it’s up to you.
Like project sorting, media sorting is handled by dragging and dropping. All media actions such as deleting, adding captions, editing thumbnails, and changing visibility are also just a click away.
We’re sure there’s plenty of room for improvement — there always is — so we’ll be listening for your feedback once we have opened the doors.