I have a question (or comment) about the format of the Daily Paintworks auction page and how it has changed. I might be remembering this wrong, so apologies if I am…
When I first signed up to Daily Paintworks a number of years ago, I seem to remember that when I opened up the site, I would get sent straight to an auction page with ‘Active Bidding’ at the top of the page.
The active bidding auctions would rotate every few seconds. I really liked that format, it felt dynamic and engaging.
Now when I open up the site, it goes straight to a static front page with all the paintings that have been posted that day.
To see auctions, you have to select the auctions tab - you then get sent to a page of static auctions which invariably has about 10 paintings by an artist called ‘V Y’ right at the top (not sure I even understand how this happens, but anyway)…
To see ‘active bidding’ you have to select a further option.
I just wanted to say that I much preferred the old format with rotating active bidding. I think this was a good while ago so I could be remembering the whole thing wrong. But the site used to have a feeling of dynamism that seems to be lost without this feature.
I know people have commented about ‘low number of views and engagement’ and I wondered if this could be part of the reason?
Just a suggestion.