My name is Luis, Design Director at Pixelmatters.
A couple of weeks ago we just launched our new website! After around 3-4 years without any updates on the old one (and in-between many client work), we finally managed to pull this one off!
Without diving in too much of the details, you can check our blog post that fully explains our thought and process on how everything came together: https://medium.com/pixelmatters/a-look-into-pixelmatters-new-website-and-where-were-coming-from-ff172655b778
Go ahead and check it out! Any feedback is welcome! -> Pixelmatters.com
"Because, every pixel matters."
No comma needed in there.
Depends on how you want it to be read.
Surely, that's subjective
Let's eat, grandma.
The site looks great, but the hero copy on the homepage makes for a very disorienting first impression. "What is Pixelmatters?" I ask. "Trust makes it simple. Partnering with the best to build engaging digital products." The site replies. "???" I respond, existential-crisis-ly.
You're far from alone in this problem unfortunately, but it's a huge one – just say who you are and what you do!
Nice work on the details and preview images, although it still feels a little templatey (like wordpress template based) to me. sorry didn't read the blog post. The slightly rotated/skewed edges on the hero image didn't work for me, maybe it's to subtle and just feels off. My brain got confused and wanted this to stop :D
Thanks for the feedback!
Yes, the blog post mentions just that. We wanted the Project detail page to be thought and executed as an extremely simple "template", as we found over the years one of the hardest things was to keep our Projects up-to-date due to the effort it took to generate each case study (among client work, etc)
I like it, just get a bit lost down the page. Maybe pop a testimonial from clients half way down?
There’s a lot of jargon going on. I’m also a bit confused by the choice to use VC logos over client logos. That’s like using a company’s bank lender logo. I guess in SF those logos catch attention... but it seems a bit sales-y in a “used car” way.
I was curious about your Rubrik work but wish the case study had more meat to it. More rationale. For instance you show 3 versions of the hero evolving over several weeks but reveal no clear purpose for the change. The testimonial expresses that Pixelmatters is great w agile but that doesn’t get conveyed in the study at all. What goal did agile help focus the team on improving? How did you choose scope?
On the positive site I love the breadth of work on display here and the focus on the services aspect to your client base. I can tell this is a company that has experience with some larger website designs.
Often I’ll hear about a design company (like Mule and Mike Monteiro) talking a big game about ethics and concepts that seemingly have social value then look at the work and it’s all basic and kinda flat. The work here is a lot more ambitious and honest.
Thank you for your feedback. In regards to Rubrik's case study we didn't want to get too deep in the full design specifics, but rather on the overall direction (As we've been working for some years with this client, we felt that was the most important part). Otherwise the case study could become too long and hard to digest.
Nonetheless, we'll take your feedback into consideration for future case studies. Thanks!
Thanks for all your feedback guys! We've been collecting all of it and we'll keep updating and improving the website.