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.
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?
Oh hey Ethan! Thanks!! Currently we're online only – watch this space.
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...
Signup is open, so you don't need an invite. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Weird, I'm still seeing the 'request an invite' modal.
EDIT: Fixed, probably just a cache thing.
How strange. Try going to the signup page directly.
That does it, this is really fantastic.
Now I won't be afraid of free trials!
"A Card for All Your Dial-up Needs" lol..funny.
Sorry but this design is really, really bland. Why is it front page news for DesignerNews?
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.
Would you rather have some more lists of the worst design mistakes? I think this is quality content. And I love their mark.
Yeah come on, where's the 15 second loading screen and a fullspread video that'll light my MBP on fire?
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.
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.
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 »).
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.
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)_/¯
Thank you kindly!
Those pages load so fast. What the tech behind?
It helps that the entirety of their home page (assets and all) is around 500KB.
We're currently only available in the US
Wah. UK soon, please?!
Kinda love that logo
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?
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.