20 comments

  • Nathan GathrightNathan Gathright, over 4 years ago

    I wish more of Designer News was this thought-provoking.

    26 points
  • James GreigJames Greig, over 4 years ago

    Yup. Feels like this is the most (only?) sane article I've ever read on responsive design.

    6 points
  • Russ BrownRuss Brown, over 4 years ago

    Its reassuring there are people like Frank Chimero thinking so deeply about web design. A truly awesome read.

    5 points
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, over 4 years ago

    Frank Chimero thanks for writing. This is awesome.

    2 points
  • Derryl CarterDerryl Carter, over 4 years ago

    In the last few paragraphs, he touches on some things that I've been thinking about recently -- regarding technology's over-reach, and how we might eventually tone it down. Great stuff.

    2 points
  • Erik BueErik Bue, over 4 years ago

    definitely one of the most intriguing articles I've read about web design...thanks for sharing!

    1 point
  • Jeremy WellsJeremy Wells, over 4 years ago

    Frank's blog posts always get me thinking, but then I always finish reading and wonder... "ok, so now what?"

    ... Maybe that's the purpose

    1 point
    • Leor Maizel, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      I completely agree. It's kind of heart-wrenching to live on two planes: one as a designer who's inspired by the ideas brought up by this article, and the other as a designer who must contend with the daily, prosaic concerns of contributing to a actual business whose goal isn't to carry the field of web design forward.

      2 points
  • Julian LloydJulian Lloyd, over 4 years ago

    "The consistencies establish best practices; they are proof of design patterns that play off of the needs of a common medium, and not evidence of a visual monoculture."

    +1

    1 point
  • Karl WeberKarl Weber, over 4 years ago

    Responsiveness is often overthought in web designs. It's nice to see a perspective of more simplicity, and less control enacted on the elements of a web page.

    These ideas are very good.

    0 points
  • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, over 4 years ago

    The website is broken for me, iOS7.0.4, DN Mobile.

    0 points
  • Pedro PintoPedro Pinto, over 4 years ago

    Amazing article as always by Frank Chimero.

    0 points
  • Chas SChas S, over 4 years ago

    Hi All, Anyone know what font is used in the Sublime Text screenshots?

    0 points
  • David HobsonDavid Hobson, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Is there a summary anywhere? I'm more for practical application than philosophy.

    It seems like the emphasis is KISS, less CSS, and stick to straight forward design, or lack thereof. Similar to his site and his work which goes with one column, %'s rather than media queries, and a very clean simple setup.

    0 points