35 comments

  • David Barsky, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    People familiar with Bootstrap: “Fuck, another Bootstrap page.”

    Everybody else: “Oh, cool! A well designed, functional website.”

    49 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 3 years ago

      Nailed it.

      I, for one, welcome trends that actually make the web better.

      Maybe not more original, but structurally, better.

      15 points
    • Mark Otto, over 3 years ago

      Couldn't have phrased it better myself :D.

      3 points
      • David Barsky, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

        Did I plagiarize you with my comment? If so, sorry!

        2 points
        • Mark Otto, over 3 years ago

          Haha, nah, just happy to see folks getting how we think about it as the creators and maintainers of Bootstrap :). I couldn't care less that sites look the same. What matters to me is that someone out there built something that maybe they could've have before, or would've taken more time to do, etc. All we care about is helping people build their own rad shit :D.

          1 point
  • Tristam GochTristam Goch, over 3 years ago

    Every Fucking Web Design Satire Ever

    34 points
  • Charlie PrattCharlie Pratt, over 3 years ago

    Totally busted. www.charliepratt.com.

    13 points
    • Ray SensebachRay Sensebach, over 3 years ago

      Works for me! Gets your work across, is usable and responsive. More power to you!

      0 points
      • Charlie PrattCharlie Pratt, over 3 years ago

        Thanks Ray. I personally agree... it hasn't hindered my career in the slightest. I love the passion of everyone to create amazing new designs, but sometimes you just need a thing to do a thing.

        0 points
  • Ron Burgandy, over 3 years ago

    Some people just want a functional responsive website and the likes of bootstrap and foundation make it easy. Don't know what all the hating is about.

    10 points
  • Marshall Vaughn, over 3 years ago

    Every website doesn't need to be ground breaking. Sometimes it just needs to get an idea across. If that means upsetting a few designers because we forget the internet is for everyone and not just us, so be it.

    9 points
    • Mike Wilson, over 3 years ago

      Please show me your data that proves the bootstrap template gets the highest conversion numbers of any possible design solution for any possible audience.

      No? I thought so.

      In logic, we call this argumentum ad populum. Just because a design is popular, does not mean anybody has actually done the testing to prove it. To assume that just because you see it everywhere, it must be the best solution for you too, is absurd.

      2 points
  • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, over 3 years ago

    My fave part is Four Icons!

    5 points
  • Elliott PayneElliott Payne, over 3 years ago

    Honestly this template does look really nice, though.

    5 points
  • Adam Morgan, over 3 years ago

    Does the creator also get annoyed when they hear a song with ABA (verse, chorus, verse) structure? Oh wait, maybe we found a pattern that works really well and people adopt it accordingly.

    4 points
  • Sean RavenwoodSean Ravenwood, over 3 years ago

    "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"

    Optimizing any process will lead to generic results, which maybe good or bad depending on what your point of view is. Look at cars for example, they all look pretty much the same today due to the optimization of the manufacturing process.

    Of course you can pay the premium for a super car but why would you?

    2 points
  • James ThomasJames Thomas, over 3 years ago

    This website just looks like every other Bootstrap website...

    troll

    2 points
  • Nacho ToledoNacho Toledo, over 3 years ago

    I saw this link from a tweet yesterday... Coming from a guy who was also making the same point, that BS sites all look the same and are boring. It's true.

    But you know what's also true? It has opened up the field and made it a lot easier for amateurs and beginners to develop their own websites without having to learn much of HTML and CSS or pay big bucks to an agency/designer/developer just to get a small product or personal website. Personally, I think that is great.

    Also, just like Squarespace or Webflow and others, these tools don't replace a designer's job. I'm sure I don't have to explain why here...

    1 point
  • Aikomo OpemipoAikomo Opemipo, over 3 years ago

    Loool. I don't see why he's so pissed off but this is hilarious though.

    1 point
  • Terry OTerry O, over 3 years ago

    What an original argument, it's certainly new to me. Joking aside, I'm saddened that someone wasted their time on such a spiteful project when they could have been building something useful.

    1 point
  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, over 3 years ago

    Great comments on this thread. Looks like the community has finally moved on from this designer-centric obsession that everything must have a totally unique aesthetic.

    1 point
  • Mario S, over 3 years ago

    You know what else "looks the same" and many business/entities are using nowadays as their main web-presence? Facebook pages. Or wordpress-blog sites hammered to not look like a blog.

    It's functional. It's gonna be enough for many.

    0 points
  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, over 3 years ago

    slow clap

    0 points