In what way can this be classified as a "more beautiful version" of Pinterest?
I am genuinely interested in any arguments in favour of this being more beautiful.
True, and I am also wondering what 'problem' they want to solve compared to Pinterest. I guess they won't by being 'more beatiful'.
It's not quantifiable which is why it can be thrown around so loosely. The site to me looks worse than Pinterest, but if the Op thinks it's more beautiful there isn't anything that I can really point to and say "well this isn't really more beautiful".
beauty cannot be judged objectively, for what one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another.
I agree that beauty is subjective and in the eye of the beholder, and so on.
But I don't think that's an excuse. There are a number of books and papers on the topic of style and composition and contrast, et cetera. I am not talking about just the UI portion, I feel that this site is not better even in regards to the user experience and information architecture.
You can actually read the content without having a sign up form SHOVED in your face so that's a start.
First thing I can see: Adverts. Instantly closed the page.
Also, adverts in a completely different visual style and tone than the site. So tacky.
Definitely not. I mean firstly, explain what's the meaning/reasoning behind the word "piccsy" - other than that this probably was the only domain available that creator thought looked good. Whereas "Pinterest" pretty much tells you what it does, obviously.
More so, the colours; they're hardly 'beautiful' - it looks like a grayscale website, maybe a bit too 'flat' of a design.
Does "piccing" have the potential to unseat "pinning" from our vernacular? I would say no.
It's just these guys opinion and all... but I agree with them. Maybe it's the way the advertising is so haphazardly tossed in? Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the rows being fixed-height like they are. Feels far less organic. To each his/her own...
Pintrest is so scummy, worst "onboarding" lightbox content block google image search bait tease BS I've ever seen
NO IDEA why it has so much love from who I'd consider smart people.
When you need to do some research, no matter what project it is, try searching Pinterest first – you'll be surprised with the amount of relevant content it has to offer!
Of course OP is not the owner of the website.