Thought Provoking Website of the Week Award goes to…
FYI => Thought Provoking Website of the Week Award goes to: Motherfucking Website.
=> Three thoughts:
1) Just be sure to read it to the end.
Personally, in general, I believe he (or perhaps it’s she?) is spot on. That is, most sites are over-designed. More *thought* (read: not necessarily time) often needs to be put into the experience and the sustainable biz results.
Instead, what we get is that some yo-yo with a degree in Photoshop would want if we were he / she and we were on an uber-high speed connection with a 24″+ monitor, jacked up on caffeine, etc.
2) Regardless of execution (i.e., evidently there are some flaws in the code, per a colleague of mine), I think the point is – still, in 2014 – too many sites are about the designers and developers and not about the visitors and the business. The truth is, it is actually is possible to have a website that is not an assault on the visitor, the browser and/or the business needs.
I believe that. Unfortunately, I have worked with plenty who do not.
3) Call me crazy but I’m ready to abandon the large screen as a medium. And when I say abandon I mean “force” large-screener to use the table rendition, in much the same way phone and tablet users are forced to use a large screen. Mind you medium in large is hardly as bad a large in small. My point is small and medium are defining expectations. Also, just because you have screen space doesn’t mean you have to use it. Remember not everyone has that space, nor the desire to be TMI’ed by using it. There’s something to be said about an experience that is consistent across all screen sizes. Certainly, two experiences is better than three, yes?
And what do you think?