Thanks for all you do at Patreon. It is truly a wondrous platform for creators.
As creators, we care a lot about how things that represent us look. The public page design has improved no end recently, but we still lack a menu or post map system.
Patreon is not a blog where everything is about the latest post. For many creators, posts add up to a library of advice and tutorials which are un-archivable or unfindable by patrons.
By now, some creators, must have hundreds of posts, all hidden away at the bottom of the infinite scroll.
Surely it is time that Patreon introduced some sort of category and menu system that is of use to both creator and patron? The category system was a stop-gap solution to have something working at the beginning, but it really doesn’t provide much value to a mature platform, like Patreon.
Five categories is not enough. I have one post for each uber category, which has a page of links to posts in that category. It means that ugly, blurred-out colour boxes at the top of my page, with badly spaced text, suggests that there is only one post per category - even though that post has a long menu of items. It is the best I can offer, but the design must surely be a contender for the worst UX on the internet today!
Please, Please, Please, can we have a sidebar where we can put links? Or maybe a menu at the top where those blurry boxes appear? That is dead space and definitely available. The ability to add un-blurred graphics would be even better, but just simple sidebar text links would be a start. Thanks