20 comments

  • Andrew Richardson, over 2 years ago

    There's a strange aura of elegance while it's clearly trying to be brutalist. I really like it.

    10 points
  • Matt Lewis, over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of the Word docs clients send before I redesign their site.

    6 points
  • P GBP GB, over 2 years ago

    I can imagine a couple of Architects getting quite excited when they got sold on having a 'brutalist' website.

    Imagine their disappointment when they realised that brutalism in the web design world is just another word for shit.

    3 points
    • Stuart KnezevichStuart Knezevich, over 2 years ago

      Spoken like someone with zero-to-null understanding of architecture and design.

      7 points
      • P GBP GB, over 2 years ago

        Thanks, Stuart. I'd love you to elaborate a bit. I think you may have misunderstood my comment.

        I'm interested as to why you think not liking 'brutalist web design' means I have a zero-to-null understanding of 'design'. Seems like a bit of a stretch really.

        As for architecture, nah, I'm not an architect. I don't profess to have knowledge in it. I'm interested in it, as a hobby, sure. I enjoy brutalism, I kinda have to as I used to live in Croydon and now I live down the road from the Barbican. You see brutalism in architecture has it's merits, it's got this kind of raw connection with its materials and an unrelenting focus on function. It divides and splits opinion, for sure, but this isn't what makes it brutalism.

        In essence, if you managed to read and understand my comment properly, you'd have seen that I was really saying this:

        'Brutalism in architecture splits aesthetic opinion, some hate it, some love it. However brutalisms approach in connecting with it's materials and it's unrelenting focus on function give it a merit outside of its aesthetics. Brutalism in web design is just an bad aesthetic treatment with none of the elegance of brutalism, none of the focus on the underlying materials and often ends in a result that makes the function even harder to ascertain.'

        Really what I'm saying is this isnt brutalist web design - it's just bad.

        4 points
    • Dan GDan G, over 2 years ago

      Are we straight up ignoring "be nice, or else" now?

      8 points
      • James Young, over 2 years ago

        To be fair "brutalist web design" is shit.

        4 points
      • P GBP GB, over 2 years ago

        Thats been happening for ages. It's been 'be nice in the way that we think nice is' forever. There's countless posts and comments bashing 'dribbble kids' and all the rest of it. Hundreds of posts proclaiming that this place is full of people who 'don't understand how the design industry works' etc etc.

        Is that nice? I don't think it's very nice. No one ever calls out these people though, because the circle jerk around here agrees with them.

        The only time anyone points out the 'Be nice' thing around here is when someone comes along and disagrees with the groupthink.

        0 points
        • Dan GDan G, over 2 years ago

          I feel like you don't understand the difference between disagreeing with the majority on the site and posting something that's utterly worthless.

          brutalism in the web design world is just another world for shit.

          How are people even supposed to respond to that? You've given them nothing. If you don't like something, then great tell us why. But don't moan about 'groupthink' and 'circle jerking' if your level of critique is 'yeah that's shit.'

          9 points
          • P GBP GB, over 2 years ago

            Thats a valid point, Luke. I appreciate there are people here who want to have a constructive conversation, they're just few and far between. Just look at the 'upvotes' on the comments on this thread to see the groupthink in action.

            I'm totally devoid of any inclination to try and engage with this 'community', especially after the pretentious and patronising responses to the whole 'whats wrong with DN thread' that seemed to suggest the entire reason this site sucks is something to do with product designers, dribbble and people having the audacity to still be in their 20s. That was the straw that broke the camels back for me, I'm not interested in engaging with most of the people who make up this 'community', quite frankly. The amount of bitter jealousy around these parts is immense.

            I shouldn't have posted, but I couldn't resist a bit of trolling. If you'd like to discuss the merits of brutalism in architecture or why the word brutalism is totally misrepresented when it comes to web design, I'd be happy to have a sensible conversation with you. My reply to Stuart above is considerably more constructive and probably a good place to start.

            Note that his reply to me had direct attacks accusing me of not possessing the knowledge I require to do my job properly, and it currently has 4 upvotes. Be nice or else.

            1 point
  • Pedro MarquesPedro Marques, over 2 years ago

    Don't mess around with my cursor.

    2 points
  • Steve StruttSteve Strutt, over 2 years ago

    Hrm, I can't remember the last time a website changed my cursor.

    1 point
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, over 2 years ago

    Not my taste, but I can see what they are trying to do.

    I think the execution is pretty good here.

    0 points