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almost 5 years ago from Andrew Wilkinson, Publisher of Designer News

  • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, almost 5 years ago

    This is a long comment thread, so I’ve taken the liberty of summarizing:

    I DO NOT APPROVE OF THINGS WHICH ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE WAY THEY PREVIOUSLY WERE

    ALSO HERE IS A LIST OF OPINIONS:

    • MOVE THE THING FROM THE PLACE TO THE OTHER PLACE
    • CHANGE THE THING
    • NEVER DO STUFF
    10 points
    • Sean LesterSean Lester, almost 5 years ago

      Firstly, I think DN was fine as it was. There was really no need to redesign. In fact, what worse way to establish the idea that DN will remain true to itself despite changing hands than to do a redesign? The criticisms I've seen are much more educated and well articulated than you would find elsewhere on the internet, as well, and there are several people who quite like it. I have a a few opinions on things I do and do not like, but issues like thread readability are hardly something you would want to reduce to "opinions" unless you're fine with the idea that design has no objective qualities and can't be judged by any objective metric - making our careers all essentially nonsensical.

      2 points
    • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, almost 5 years ago

      I can add to this: * Never give feedback * Never care about a place you hang out * Confuse critique with criticism * Assume everyone expects every suggestion to be implemented * Use all caps to over-simplify

      I'm poking fun, even as I recognize I'm doing it with snark. That people give enough of a damn to offer feedback, propose changes with visual work they put into it, and actually react is - wait for it - a good thing! The worst - the kiss of death - is when there is no reaction at all. And if we're surprised at a flood of opinions from a room full of designers, well, meet designers :)

      0 points
    • Deryck HensonDeryck Henson, almost 5 years ago

      funniest thing I read all day. thanks for that.

      2 points