So I am making an art sharing app ( image sharing ) and have noticed that nearly all the existing social media platforms have similar layout for user's post.
Now as it is quite clear from the above pictures that they follow a similar layout which goes something like this :
- Profile photo and user name, with follow button if user isn't following that user.
- The caption, description, tweet etc.
- Images ( if any ) ( in case of instagram, point 2 and 3 are interchanged ).
- Then comes the interaction button.
My question is why all of them have Poster's name and profile photo ( optional ) above the content of the post and not below it ? What is wrong with having the poster's name and pic below the main content ? And also, in most of the cases, description is above the image ( if any ) ? Is it because our eyes start reading from top to bottom ?
If so, how can I improve the layout of my app which is just the opposite and quite frankly looks not that good.
Layout of my app :
Red area is for the image ( which is the main content of my app ), I want at least 70% of the users screen to show the image, also I don't want to overlay any buttons or text on the image cause it can hide important details of the picture. What can I do make it look more good and at the same time easy to use ?