Opinion: Web design is now completely boring(thenextweb.com)

over 7 years ago from Jayna Wallace, Technical Project Manager @ Complex / Former Head of Product & Design @ Spirited Media

  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    If the web is completely boring, so are magazines and books. I want to read stuff, not enter your UX-suspended parallel universe.

    Must also be said, when you actually care about the content of the site, your experience is way different than just popping around looking for design inspiration.

    18 points
    • Olivier FOlivier F, over 7 years ago

      There is a big difference between magazines and the web. In magazines the presentation of each feature article is a new design. The graphics, the layout, the artwork, everything is carefully assembled and designed (that word again) to support the content. On the web this is almost completely gone. Just about every article is fed through the same template and illustrated using the same hero-img and float-img blocks that every other article on the site has, which results in a homogeneity between articles that fails to compel potential readers and a sense that the web as a whole is boring.

      14 points
    • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 7 years ago

      an upvote for you sir :) couldn't agree more.

      I like to think of it like U.S. sitcoms. for years, the standard mode was multicamera, fixed sets and laughtracks. then, out of no-where (ok...out of the UK) comes the office. 1 camera, mockumentary style editing. throws everyone for a loop...changes the way people look at things.

      sure, everyone right now is doing things a certain way, as it's now become the 'defacto' 'right way' of doing things... but just wait...at some point, someone will come along and do something revolutionary that will make people sit up and take notice.

      lol, of course at that point, given some time, THAT will become the 'new normal'....and everyone will copy that.

      i myself am usually more interested in the content (much like Mr. Cavins above) and less interested in trying to navigate to bullshit UX designed only to give me a headache.

      6 points