I wouldn't quite say 100%... on iPhoneX the text is extremely small and needs to be zoomed in on to read, as visitors have to do on sites that have not yet implemented responsive design practices. So, while the base layout is responsive, I would argue that the content and design is not 100% responsive. :)
You took my line! :) But they could use titles to bring structure to otherwise quite sophisticated look.
I totally understand if people don't enjoy this direction, but I think it's fun and does a great job as a "shareable" site. Living in Colorado (and being in design), I've had this site sent to me about a dozen times and I've visited them to check it out.
For those of you saying they need more information and photos, I don't think I agree with that anymore. Through social channels, Google Places, Yelp, etc, there are enough photos, maps, directions, hours, and reviews on other sites. If you Google "Bardo Coffee" you'll learn everything you need about them if this site doesn't already convince you to go.
Or think about it this way: if they just had a "fine" looking Squarespace site with top-down photos of lattes and a showcase of some subway-tile on the walls, would you ever remember it or would it just feel like everyone else?
P.S. Looks great on the phone, ha.
Love the idea. Just wish they included 2 photos (one of each coffee shop).
They're business is about getting people to their shops, so include a photo, let people start the emotional attachment and also something to recognise when they're walking down the street
or... at least provide links to google maps for each location. It would have zero impact on their design aesthetic, and would improve visitors experience in visualizing/navigating to one of their locations
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If it ain't broke, break it.
One could argue its "broke".. look at the source ;)
They could have at least provided links to Google Maps for each location. It would have zero impact on their design aesthetic, and would improve visitors experience in visualizing/navigating to one of their locations... just sayin
Used to go here a bunch, great place to study, good coffee, chill homey vibes. Also, bout a year ago... https://www.designernews.co/stories/80649
Works for me. Simple and to the point. It sure beats all the overly bloated and slow loading sites which are so common now.
This is beautiful. Respect.
If you are going to do this, at the very least, use good typography.
I am totally ok with a blank web page with nothing on it but text. But only if thought and care was put into the typography.
Anything other than default type would defeat the purpose of the concept and the site wouldn't be successful.
We've been so busy making coffee and espresso that we have yet to get to making a proper website.
Considered typography would hurt this design and if you don't understand its intention, you missed the point of the entire joke.
Alex - You do realize this site was intended to render with the default fonts for a reason, right? Intentionally NOT putting thought and care into the typography is part of the point.
Well, at the very least make it easier to read. It's too small.
This is pretty awesome. All the important information is clearly displayed. Looks great on any device.
For those wanting to see photos, a Google search for their FB page took just a few seconds: https://www.facebook.com/BardoCoffeeHouse/
This is great if you are already familiar with the shop.
I get what they're going for.
I wouldn't go there, though. The reason is, when I see that, it feels like they are just trying to find a clever way to save money on making a website because they're poor. If they're skimping on that, what else are they skimping on? Is my creamer going to be lumpy? Is the coffee stale? Are they trying to use a similarly-cheap method of pest control?
Not even a picture of the place? I literally have to leave my house and travel there just to see whether or not there are rips in the chairs, no windows, cracked floor tiles? Too much work when there are 17 Starbucks on my commute.
If you know nothing about them and are unwilling to try out a local, independent business, why not take them at their word for now? This seems like a lot of negativity based on wild, made up speculation.
It is based on speculation because that is all the website allows me to go on.
That speculation is then based on what I've experienced at other places that cut costs.
When you put this kind of thing out there, you give up your ability to have any input whatsoever upon the impression a person has of you.
If you are not relying upon your website to bring in business, you can do something like this, and my feedback would be 100% different in that case.
If you are simply putting up a website to be a piece of art on the periphery of your overall marketing efforts, then this kind of thing is not without merit.
However, we haven't even been given an idea of what they POINT of the website is.
The point seems pretty clear to me. Hours and location. There doesn't need to be some huge grand plan. It's a page of simple information for a small coffee shop. If I want to see more, I'll look them up on Facebook, which took about five seconds to find.
I genuinely hope you all jump on the bandwagon of what you apparently believe to be wonderful design, so all of my websites can quadruple their traffic and revenue.
This is also some classic designernews elitism.
This is some classic designernews overthinking.
Imagine a business that thrived from walk-ins, word of mouth and a loyal local customer base. Yeah, that still happens.
They’ve got an online presence, whilst not pretty, that does the job but I doubt much of their traffic (IRL btw) comes from search results.