SOTD: Uprising

12 months ago from , Digital Designer

This site is Site Of The Day at Awwwards I guess, the design is cool and all the animations and video is "new" and different – although it doesn't really fall in to my taste. But the USABILITY of the site is compleatly hopeless, i don't know where to click and i don't know what to expect when i find something that is actually clickable and the scroll jacking is all over the place – how the H*LL can this site get 5.8 in USABILITY on Awwwards, and become SOTD?

I would really love to what you think?

Link: http://www.weareuprising.com/index

36 comments

  • Mircea IurcuMircea Iurcu, 12 months ago (edited 12 months ago )

    Yeah, usability sucks...

    Screenshot

    23 points
    • Nate VandervisNate Vandervis, 12 months ago

      Right?!

      1 point
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 12 months ago

      What a pretentious piece of garbage copy that is.

      11 points
    • Darrell HanleyDarrell Hanley, 12 months ago

      Evidently phones and tablets aren't modern computers either.

      2 points
    • Joe BlauJoe Blau, 12 months ago

      LOL... that's brutal.

      I have the same computer (but 2.7) and I don't see that. Are you running any ad blockers?

      0 points
      • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 12 months ago

        I think they made some changes to the user agent check because the site failed for me earlier this morning in Safari but when I just checked it a minute ago it worked.

        0 points
      • Mircea IurcuMircea Iurcu, 12 months ago

        It was on Firefox, I think in Chrome worked and in the meantime they changed the copy, that you should change browser not your old computer...

        1 point
  • Tom GurkaTom Gurka, 12 months ago

    "TURN UP YOUR VOLUME OR USE HEADPHONES"

    Image title

    16 points
  • Vince P.Vince P., 12 months ago

    2004 called, and wants its 2Advanced clone back...

    13 points
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 12 months ago

    Epilepsy Warning.

    Normally the awwwards sites are fine, but this is a disaster... :/ Too many things moving way too fast simultaneously. My eyes hurt after a minute of clicking through the site.

    I can at least use the site, some others don't. The developers should look into the concept of progressive enhancement. Plus, all of their content is inaccessible, because its all rendered in a single <canvas> Element.

    I would almost go as far, as to say that this website is everything that modern web development shouldn't produce...

    sad, that something like this gets rewarded. And to the visual style - I have a book here, called "the web design index". The book is from 2009. This page looks very similar to all those flash sites that are in there...

    7 points
    • Oleg Serediuc, 12 months ago

      I don't know man, I used to check Awwwards website almost every day before, now it seems like a catalog of pretentious, unusable crap. It seems like they are just making money on submissions rather than actually awarding great websites.

      2 points
  • Thomas OsmonsonThomas Osmonson, 12 months ago

    lolwat

    6 points
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 12 months ago

    Reminds me of the Flash website area in special the 2advanced.com pages or derbauer.com. Just effects, show off, but totally useless. They do it because they can but it doesn't mean it is good. There are always people/designers who understand themselfs as artists and not as designers. And here we have the results. I know an design agency who drives like the same, they have many red dot awards because they sit sometimes in the jury so they have connections. They have so many red dot awards they lay them on the floor in their meeting room. They wanted that we develop a webpage for a client of them. They showed us their design they wanted crazy things transitions animations all over the place but wanted to pay nearly nothing, we declined. They did it with somebody else and it was very confusing to use really artitsty. This is the site i am talking about: http://serien.com/home/

    I hate sites like that because nobody can use this s..t.

    5 points
  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, 12 months ago

    It's literally unusable when you open it in chrome, and it still tells you to open in chrome. Awwwards seems like a joke most of the time. pretty sites that function horribly

    4 points
  • David ÖhlinDavid Öhlin, 12 months ago (edited 12 months ago )

    Maybe they base the score on the amount of things that move around

    3 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 12 months ago

    How can "something" win website of the day, when it renders only in one browser. This must be a joke.

    1 point
  • Todd Padwick, 12 months ago

    Same goes for 90% of websites on AWWW. It's absurd. I just treat AWWW as a showcase of whats possible front end dev wise.

    1 point
  • Account deleted 12 months ago

    When you grow up on Playstation and 2Advanced

    1 point
  • Ray SensebachRay Sensebach, 12 months ago

    Awful - absolutely nothing loaded for me except for some awful sounds.. Chrome on Mac. http://d.pr/i/ur09

    0 points
    • David ÖhlinDavid Öhlin, 12 months ago (edited 12 months ago )

      Had that same problem, seems you have to have the tab in focus for it to display properly.

      0 points
  • Christopher ComeauChristopher Comeau, 12 months ago

    I guess as long as the people giving out awards can use it that's all that matters.

    0 points
  • Juan RamirezJuan Ramirez, 12 months ago

    That gave me a seizure!

    0 points
  • Martijn van der DoesMartijn van der Does, 12 months ago

    As an Awwwards Judge i don't know why this website is SOTD. The usability defiantly sucks and this website shouldn't be SOTD.

    0 points
  • Darrell HanleyDarrell Hanley, 12 months ago

    Aside from the performance issues, what really urks me about this site, and this approach of using Canvas/WebGL for everything, is the lack of accessibility support. It misunderstands the medium, and I'm quite honestly not really how you'd get around the SEO hit you'd take with the approach. Also, the mystery meat interface approach. There's so many various ways to interact with the site (provided you don't need assistance) and none of them are really intuitive.

    I also really disapprove of not having a mobile compatible site in 2016. It really isn't good enough to say "coming soon."

    0 points
  • Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson, 12 months ago

    I hate preloaders

    0 points
  • Tony Jones, 12 months ago (edited 12 months ago )

    I only see a black screen no content at all. A bunch of javascript errors. Tried on chrome, firefox, and safari

    0 points
  • Carlos Sousa, 12 months ago

    It took more than 5 seconds to load for me, closed it before seeing anything, got bored.

    0 points
  • Kwang-Su KimKwang-Su Kim, 12 months ago

    Thank you for showing the site. It's the best place to get epilepsy.

    0 points
  • Todd Padwick, 12 months ago

    5.8 is the amount of seconds you spend waiting for it to load before you close it.

    0 points