I have nothing but the utmost respect for Frank and I do agree that quality beats quantity, but that being said, I feel like he updates the design of his website more frequently than he adds content.
This guy again?
I don't know any designer that updates their site as regularly as Frank, let alone does such a nice job each time.
I'm sure someone smarter than me will outline why this, like the last version of his site, is a work of genius and not just a weird 90's frames style layout but I don't "get it" in design terms.
This is an example of his straight-forward decision making, sticking with his “web's grain” ethos.
“I think you make what I call “bicycle bear websites.” Why? Because my response to both is the same.
“Listen bub,” I say, “it is very impressive that you can teach a bear to ride a bicycle, and it is fascinating and novel. But perhaps it’s cruel? Because that’s not what bears are supposed to do. And look, pal, that bear will never actually be good at riding a bicycle.”
This is how I feel about so many of the fancy websites I see. “It is fascinating that you can do that, but it’s really not what a website is supposed to do.”
*not smarter than you btw.
Isn't he working on a product?
Seems he's not actively working on Abstract anymore. From his About section:
"In 2016, I co-founded Abstract, a software company focused on making design teams’ processes more visible and managable through version control technology. I left at the start of 2017 to return to my design practice, but I’m still an advisor to the company. They’re doing great work, so go check them out."
Ah, okay. I didn’t know that. Thanks.
Frank's new site has almost none of his old blog posts. Perhaps, he's in the process of moving them over?