29 comments

  • Matt MilosavljevicMatt Milosavljevic, almost 4 years ago

    But... but... I just learned how to make those meta balls!!!

    26 points
  • Chris De La FuenteChris De La Fuente, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder if I am alone in this... but I hated Basecamp. I thought it was super confusing and not intuitive at all.

    5 points
    • Jonathan Shariat, almost 4 years ago

      I thought it felt... aged. Hopefully with all their focus they can improve it more.

      1 point
      • Chris De La FuenteChris De La Fuente, almost 4 years ago

        Yeah, that's a good word for it. I only used it for a bit and I am sure it would be easier the more I used it. Thing is I just didn't want to dive in because it looked very aged and I heard so much about 37signals I was expecting something else.

        1 point
        • Jonathan Shariat, almost 4 years ago

          Ya it was an amazing leap forward when it came out, but coming back to it for a project recently, I couldnt go back. It seemed aged, and behind in a sense. I think they saw that themselves and wanted to give it more attention and keep their place at the top of the PM list.

          0 points
      • Justin JacksonJustin Jackson, almost 4 years ago

        Are you guys talking about the old Basecamp Classic, or the new Basecamp?

        0 points
    • Oscar WaczynskiOscar Waczynski, almost 4 years ago

      Compared to what...? Breathing?

      1 point
  • Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, almost 4 years ago

    "Campfire will sell in the single digit millions, and Highrise will sell in the tens of millions, so serious inquires only please. "

    Daaaaaaaammmmnnn!!!!

    3 points
    • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 4 years ago

      It amazes me how honest/blunt they can be at times.

      Wanna buy Highrise for tens of millions of dollars? Email us!

      6 points
  • Matt SistoMatt Sisto, almost 4 years ago

    They should open source Campfire.

    2 points
  • Nathan ManousosNathan Manousos, almost 4 years ago

    This is awesome, great move, totally makes sense. Their new site is excellent.

    2 points
    • Matt SistoMatt Sisto, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      Agree. I like the hand-drawn client logos the most.

      0 points
    • Al HaighAl Haigh, almost 4 years ago

      Really? I'm confused about the homepage. It doesn't feel like a website. It's like someone designed a sales PDF and just translated it for the web. Those screengrabs at various sizes are super awkward.

      The proposition is clear though, and no doubt it will convert well. It just feels a little un-loved (or rushed).

      The rest of the site works nicely. I'm just not loving that homepage.

      0 points
      • Nathan ManousosNathan Manousos, almost 4 years ago

        I like it because I think it's no more complicated than it needs to be, and it will serve its purpose exceedingly well.

        Consider how their target customer will react to this page vs your typical saas website.

        It's not the kind of page that will "wow" designers, but I think it's very well designed for it's purpose.

        2 points
  • Paulo PereiraPaulo Pereira, almost 4 years ago

    It’s the logic step, good for them. This means better and more frequent improvements to Basecamp, which as a user is something I look forward to.

    Plus, it's great news for Hipchat, and Slack, and hopefully for Campfire users too, which could finally have the attention it deserves.

    1 point
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, almost 4 years ago

    I feel like everything I know is wrong...

    1 point
  • Shawn BorskyShawn Borsky, almost 4 years ago

    Certainly a smart move. I love the illustrations on the new site. The hand-drawn client logos is a really nice touch. But I have to say the rest of the site layout feels a bit lazy to me : especially for 37--Basecamp.

    0 points
    • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 4 years ago

      The single column layout + screenshots combo is straightforward as it gets, which suits 37Signals pretty well, but I agree that some navigation on the page wouldn't hurt.

      There is such a thing as too much scrolling.

      0 points
  • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, almost 4 years ago

    Ballsy. Wonder what the reason was.

    0 points
  • H. JunH. Jun, almost 4 years ago

    Bold move. I respect their decision.

    0 points
  • Henrique Alves, almost 4 years ago

    Whoa! Those guys have balls! Well done!

    0 points
  • Thomas BjerringThomas Bjerring, almost 4 years ago

    Thought one of them was "we're bringing back the free single-user account!". Damnit.

    0 points