12 comments

  • Paul MacgregorPaul Macgregor, 6 years ago

    This is everything I hate about medium in one article.

    Well done.

    Hope you get some clicks.

    39 points
  • Brian A.Brian A., 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    I agree that Ello isn't the prettiest thing to look at (and that it doesn't feel too appealing) but some constructive—and positive—feedback would have gone a lot further than sending down a few paragraphs of "this design is awful, so let me tell you how to make it better" from his high horse.

    Everyone has to start somewhere, and no first iteration is perfect; we should be educating, not criticizing.

    12 points
  • Ryan GloverRyan Glover, 6 years ago

    This sort of stuff needs to stop being a thing.

    Ideas, irrespective of how they're executed/presented/etc., should be able to stand without someone outright attacking them. Note, I'm not saying giving feedback (how a lot of these write-ups are repackaged after they've been branded as snooty by the public), but rather articles written with malicious intent. We have no idea the skill level of others and shouldn't judge or attack just because we can.

    This kind of crap is disgusting and a great way to destroy a positive learning environment for people on the web. A simple rule of thumb before writing this sort of stuff: if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything.

    The world will survive without your vitriol.

    5 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 6 years ago

    i mean, he's not wrong. but ouch.

    3 points
  • Micah SivitzMicah Sivitz, 6 years ago

    Their product has been pretty successful with an "awful" design so he should probably be complementing them instead of bashing them.

    2 points
  • Adam T.Adam T., 6 years ago

    Maybe not constructive, but it's exactly what I thought when I first saw it as well.

    1 point
  • Nik RajpalNik Rajpal, 6 years ago

    Is anyone still giving out invites for Ello? I'd like to try it out. Thanks!

    0 points
  • Nathan NNathan N, 6 years ago

    I felt the same way about ello's interface when I originally saw it as well. It feels like they sort of smashed indexhibit and facebook together creating an aesthetic that I personally don't care for.

    0 points
  • Eric StevensEric Stevens, 6 years ago

    Design critique .. yawn.

    0 points