When I first used the Palnet interface, I actually thought that it feels like a clunkier version of the Steemit interface. It looks very similar to Steemit because it is a forked version of it which I don’t mind. However, the performance of Palnet is the one that gave me little turn-off, it was obviously slower that Steemit and the claiming of rewards using the Palnet wallet is even slower.
After a few days, the Palnet team made some improvement on the website performance and everything feels better in terms of navigation. So, props to the team for the immediate response in fixing the performance issue.
Because of that, I find myself using the Palnet frontend more often than Steemit.
Earlier, I noticed a nice UI improvement while I was trying to vote for one of the palnet posts, the value of my vote is already visible!
In addition, I can already see the vote value of the other users that are shown in PAL amount. It works similar to how the Busy/Steempeak frontends show the upvote values in terms of Steem tokens. I’m already seeing a combination of features between the other steem based frontends which is really cool.
Just a side note. The Palnet frontend is an instance of Nitrous and it is powered by SCOT. And the best thing about it is that anyone can make their own version of it at a very low setup cost. Depending on how it is marketed, the creator of the website could even generate a revenue from it through the integration of Google ads.
At the moment the Palnet frontend is just a few weeks old and it is already providing more features beyond what Steemit have in terms of the UI. I read in the previous posts about Palnet that they will be rolling out more improvements to it. Today, the added feature may not be a really big turn around for its UI but I would take it as their way to show that the dev team are really motivated to keep improving Palnet.
Cheers to that.