Curious if it was known that there is a popular design podcast by the same name and nearly the same logo? Produced by Debbie Millman of the Design Observer blog. https://soundcloud.com/designmatters
Were you attempting to gain traffic because of that or was it just an oversight? Not trying to be snide, I was just caught off guard that they weren't affiliated.
Was wondering the same thing. I clicked through expecting it to be someone's personal take on redesigning the site for the Design Matters podcast (which has a very similar logo...)
Thanks for bringing this up. We weren't aware of the Design Matters podcast or logo. It's very much a surprising coincidence.
The name of our blog came from the tagline "Design Matters" that we've been using for years and printing on T-shirts. We tried all kinds of layouts for the wordmark, and settled on the left aligned vertical stack with a bold sans-serif.
Debbie's is set in Helvetica Neue, ours is in Neue Haas Grotesk, even they are basically the same typeface. Perhaps it's a reflection of unified good taste? :)
It's very difficult to read the text on top of the images.
Aaron, thanks for the feedback.
See dribbble comment for more detailed on why this is the case. https://dribbble.com/shots/1998622-Design-Matters?list=users&offset=0
That didn't explain why it's the case. Never the less, I'd suggest putting a background on the text block.
If your philosophy is to focus on the dynamism of the imagery why not move the typography to an entirely different location? Essentially you're putting unreadable and distracting text on top of the important page element according to the dribbble response.
I have to say I agree with everybody else, to me the text on the images is difficult to read and makes everything super busy.