• David NicholsDavid Nichols, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Hey Designer News! Designer of Privacy.com here. I feel a "not sure why I'm on here lol" is in order, as I was playing it relatively safe with the design.

    We're launching on Product Hunt today, so feel free to weigh in with the discussion over there, if you have thoughts/feedback on the product.


    5 points
    • Ethan BondEthan Bond, almost 5 years ago

      Dude! I didn't know you were behind this. This is killer. Safe? Sure. Well-designed? Definitely.

      Good stuff, I'm excited about this. Is there any way to use this with real physical transactions? Ambitions to get there at some point?

      0 points
  • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, almost 5 years ago

    Bank of America used to offer this service. I used it all the time, I'm really glad to see this concept coming back.

    Also, if anyone has an invite...


    5 points
  • Tony Jones, almost 5 years ago

    "A Card for All Your Dial-up Needs" lol..funny.

    4 points
  • A. M. ­DouglasA. M. ­Douglas, almost 5 years ago

    Sorry but this design is really, really bland. Why is it front page news for DesignerNews?

    2 points
    • Drew McDonaldDrew McDonald, almost 5 years ago

      It's clean, concise, nice animations that aid the message. Good site design to me. Knew exactly what it was within a minute of reading the home content.

      10 points
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, almost 5 years ago

      Would you rather have some more lists of the worst design mistakes? I think this is quality content. And I love their mark.

      6 points
    • Ethan BondEthan Bond, almost 5 years ago

      Yeah come on, where's the 15 second loading screen and a fullspread video that'll light my MBP on fire?

      9 points
    • Cory DymondCory Dymond, almost 5 years ago

      I just have to say that I entirely disagree. This design may not do anything particularly innovative, but it gets the point across far better than 95% of the over the top nonsense that usually gets posted here and it looks better than at least half while doing it. It may not be as fancy as some other stuff, but I immediately knew what it was for and how the product works. While that may seem obvious to a lot of people, I challenge you to go through some recent stuff on DN and tell me they are concise and to the point. Good design isn't just about being pretty.

      2 points
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, over 4 years ago

    I'd love to see this take off.

    Paypal used to offer the ability to generate temporary (virtual) credit cards.

    Some merchants did wise up to those virtual cards. Especially those in the rebill game.

    Would be nice to have this around.

    2 points
  • Florian RiederFlorian Rieder, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )


    I have a suggestion for the font anti-aliasing. It looks really bad on my iMac (27", non retina). The site looks very nice, just the very pixelish type makes it very unsexy.

    You should use « -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; » instead of « -webkit-font-smoothing: subpixel-antialiased » (yes my mac is set to « use LCD font smoothing »)

    also see this screenshot (top current, below « antialised »).


    1 point
    • David NicholsDavid Nichols, over 4 years ago

      Thanks for the scoop on this. It's difficult to get a good range of devices / configurations for this kind of testing, so when people post screenshots it makes my day.

      That being said, I think there are some problems with forcing antialiased, but I can probably find some middle-ground.

      0 points
  • Renato de LeãoRenato de Leão, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    We have similar service in Portugal created looong time ago called MBnet. The service is awesome and I use for every online purchase that I make (paired with PayPal)

    Now let's talk about design, and to not write a blog post let's just focus on the header:

    • privacy describes its product in crystal clear 12 words heading helped by a clear and labeled animation/illustration of multipurpose cards.
    • MBnet describes its product in a tl;dr low contrast confusing paragraph (they only say what MBnet actually does at the 7th line for those who don't know portuguese) over a blurred random stock photo that only make my reading experience worst.

    If privacy.com isn't an example of good design, I have to review my definition of good design.

    PS: Mbnet was redesigned on January 14th, 2016. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    1 point
  • Alex Dave, almost 5 years ago

    Those pages load so fast. What the tech behind?

    1 point
  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 4 years ago

    We're currently only available in the US

    Wah. UK soon, please?!

    0 points
  • Dan Charlesworth, almost 5 years ago

    Kinda love that logo

    0 points
  • Zac Sweers, almost 5 years ago


    0 points
  • Kris KimKris Kim, almost 5 years ago

    Maybe it's just me.. but I don't get to see how it'd benefit from using it... How is it different from just using my credit card? Hiding card number to the merchants?

    0 points
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      It allows you to give merchant-specific card information.

      It can protect you from stolen data, or even ensure that you're not charged after forgetting to cancel your free trial that requires CC info.

      It's the same as using site specific passwords paired with 1Password. In theory, if everything was 100% secure you wouldn't need more than a single password. But if one site has a vulnerability and your data is stolen, all of your accounts are vulnerable.

      0 points