In this "fast follow up" for the purpose of development of the era, when Pinterest to "waterfall flow" of the site layout bright blind user eyeball, this layout is completely flooded, everywhere is the waterfall stream! Whether you are a newly created or redesigned site, you are Pinterest only took direction, No waterfall fan is embarrassed to see people. However, the success of others is not replicable. Do not think that only a "waterfall flow" can make your site shiny generations!
Pinterest's "Waterfall Flow" layout is a way to provide users with a perfect visual experience by displaying a large number of highly diverse thumbnails through the jquery masonry plug-in, which is dense but aesthetically pleasing. This unbalanced, asymmetric layout is not appropriate for websites designed with news aggregators and profile pages, such as Digg and MySpace.
As a news website, it is usually optimized for the overall layout density of the website, thus highlighting the readability of news headlines. But after the revision of Digg obviously too much emphasis on visual content, greatly reducing the readability. Also, the site's map is not particularly beautiful, but it seems a bit messy. Digg's Alexa rankings also show that users are not buying the new design.
The revamped MySpace is more like a combination of Pinterest and Facebook timelines, like dividing timelines into multiple columns and presenting them as "waterfall streams." However, this "picture + update Status" of the hybrid layout of the visual experience is not too good, it is a bit crowded.
What suits others is not necessarily right for you. You can get inspiration quickly from other people's successes, but it's also easy to ignore your site's design priorities. Ask yourself the following questions before you plan to use the waterfall flow layout:
1. Is the content of your website mainly visual?
2. If so, are the pictures on your site different in size and interesting enough to attract attention?
3. Are you, another Pinterest?