Programmers, writers, engineers and web designers all have their own social media network platforms because of specific mutual interests. Since each network is niche-based, web designers can communicate with other designers, exchange ideas and concepts, promote ideas, and more. This is social media for niche market enhancement.
Different networks for inspiration and creativity for designers are well in place and there are some which serve different groups than others. Three distinct social networks for web designers are Dribble, DeviantArt, and Behance. Understand these are simply three prime examples and other options are available. One could, in fact, start their own social network in the design niche.
Considered the most expansive social network for artists and designers, DeviantArt offers creative design professionals a platform for exchange which is highly art-oriented. It is possible to promote and market your art here. Design skills can be demonstrated and shared with other designers for a fresh artistic perspective and potentially collaborative efforts.
With Dribbble, there is more of a total web design community with multiple niches or branch niches among the members. This is an excellent platform for collaborative work or sharing screenshots, consulting, and finding associates and friends who can help improve performance for all parties concerned. Since there is a plethora of designers with different skills, it is one of the ideal sites for networking.
Behance is a social network for designers which presents a viable platform for building a public portfolio. In fact the portfolio is dynamically designed to allow inclusion of various multimedia presentations to give a portfolio the attention deserved. There is an option to leave the portfolio open for all members to view or there is an option to select specific viewers. Obviously this is a bonus which can be leveraged for targeted marketing of a specific brand of design. Use Tip Exchange, included in the platform, to simply exchange comments and integrate resources.
While these are just three of the designer social networks, they tend to stand out as those that are predominantly used. Naturally, the possibility is to use multiple networks. Keep in mind, however, that you want to provide the proper impression when you post on any social network. What is posted will be noticed by an unknown number of others. While who sees what can typically be filtered, there is still the importance of maintaining professional presentation, as it is an industry network and the general idea is to contribute to quality of the design industry.