Very original idea, enjoyed this.
I will be referencing this for years to come :)
This might be my favorite part:
This site got more scrutiny about its design on a hackernews.
#555is a bit light for body copy. It has a pretty decent contrast ratio, but still isn't super comfortable somehow.
That seems like awesome functionality to build into an app I'm working on for calculating relative luminance.
What doesn't get scrutiny on hackernews? Beware having an opinion—you will be destroyed.
Simple yet well done.
I'm gonna be that guy and say this isn't web design, it's styling. The presentation of the idea is nice and original, but hours of work can go into making the decisions that are presented as "click a button, hey presto it's designed".
"And voilà! We've designed a decent page in just a few minutes, following basic principles of web design." We've clicked through a slideshow about styling in a few minutes, I think it would be valuable to know how long it took to actually do the design.
Time doesn't quantify the value this site provides through its concept and execution. If it took the author 5min vs 5hours it still achieves the same goal.
Not really the point I was trying to make.
We spend so much of our lives educating clients and people starting out in the industry that design takes time. The message here is that that's not true, we've designed a page in a few minutes. The site is a really cool demonstration of styling and principles, but I think the speed angle does it a disservice.
A few nice quotes from the community-appointed Jesus of Design, Mike Monteiro:
Stop using your work like a time card. If you did it right, it looks like it was effortless.
It looks like it's always existed.
Point #10 in this medium post: http://muledesign.com/2014/09/13-ways-designers-screw-up-client-presentations
While I may disagree with most of the stuff the guy Tweets about, he sure is right about this.
The point that time spent is immaterial to the value of the work is something I heartily agree with. The problem is; this page makes a big deal out of time spent, and then misrepresents it.
Getting into value; who is this valuable to? It's hard to see a client getting much out of it, but I can see someone starting out in web finding it useful to see how styling can be layered on. Telling that junior "this took 4 minutes" leaves so much out of the picture, when they potentially would get value from knowing it wasn't effortless, and that hard work was put in
Totally valid points.
IMO - the time piece or more about how long it takes to get to the "full" website.
the part of value - shows how valuable design can be in the eyes of someone using this little site.
Value is totally in the eye of the beholder on this one. I think it does a great job showing the impact design has in a quick, digestable piece that finally isn't a Medium post on X, Y, Z
Loved it! Clever idea.
Love it! The final version is amazing :D
Love it, content is key !
Oh.. So i have to click on the link... Took a while!
Nice pick. The design of website is always natural and user-first until people care more about the style than the function. pitty
Joyfully engaging from the start. Well done!
Awh man, this made me smile. :)
Really fun, unique experience. Great work!
I know all of this but this was an awesome presentation. Definitely sharing this with friends who have shown interest.
it was a delightful experience :)
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