Thomas Michael Semmler

Thomas Michael Semmler

Vienna, Austria UI Engineer. I'm a bit mean sometimes Joined almost 3 years ago

  • 15 stories
  • Posted to New Portfolio Site - Zachary Hamed, Sep 12, 2018


    1 point
  • Posted to Introducing...downvoting! , Sep 11, 2018

    there is nothing wrong with disagreeing, I don't understand why people are so afraid of downvote buttons? Of course it's gonna be used for expressing opinion! Exclusively even. You can't have an upvote button that expresses opinion but a downvote button that does not. There already is the Report-Function for reporting spam.

    -1 points
  • Posted to PURECSS Arrows Examples, Sep 10, 2018

    id-selectors and pixel values, no.

    0 points
  • Posted to Abstract Redesign, Sep 06, 2018

    apparently people are so hypnotised by current reigning trends that everything that falls off this category is considered brutalism. this is not brutalism. This website just tries to get a head start on upcoming trends. (not referring to specific people in this comment thread, but other places of discussion)

    Brutalist websites work because current trends are taking over designers (and users) like parasites and it acts as a sharp, unpleasant contrast to this. Something is deemed beautiful also by how it closely implements current trends. It does that by brutally bending or just breaking rules of aesthetics, providing either too much or too little contrast in repetition, color, whitespace, texture and lines. This website does not. It follows rules of aesthetics very logically. There is bending going on, but it is all in the realm of "beauty".

    Brutalist websites are ugly, that's how they work. This website is not, it is taking the next logical step in design trends. But because we are so enslaved by trends, we tend to classify this as brutalist, just because it doesn't fit those current trends.

    There are other examples of brutalistwebsites. Just because there is a monospace font and a very hard shadow on a button doesn't classify it as brutalism!

    I like the illustration style. It was inevitable to see texture and visible lines emerging again, after we have had a plethora of soft, Niki de Saint Phalle - esque illustrations for a pretty long time. It is a logical iteration, pretty soon this might be the new normal, as we have seen texturesonmeepleseverywherelately.

    14 points
  • Posted to Monthly running costs for Startups, in reply to eelco j , Sep 06, 2018

    don't you think that this is problematic? It says "monthly running cost for startups", and that is literally not what it is showing?

    0 points
  • Posted to Monthly running costs for Startups, in reply to Selv Grimm , Sep 05, 2018

    they only considered the tech they use to run it, not all needed costs to actually keep it running.

    0 points
  • Posted to Monthly running costs for Startups, Sep 05, 2018

    Apparently nobody works at those startups, because if people got paid it wouldn't cost 11€ to run.

    0 points
  • Posted to Fostering good criticism, Sep 05, 2018

    Practice Vipassana. You only get protective when your ego is attached so the best way is to notice that and to then detach from it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Improved search for Designer News, Aug 28, 2018

    I'll respond to you in NLP too:


    that looks great! Thank you.

    1 point
  • Posted to New Library of Congress logo by Pentagram, Aug 27, 2018

    I audibly gasped.

    3 points
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