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You've got your directions mixed up again.
This is leaning towards a brutalist aesthetic, but that doesn't mean it is bad.
Definitely thought it was going to be this:
The illustration at the top is great, but overall the aesthetic feels too "clean" and you don't use any illustrations like that elsewhere.
I'd try adding a couple more illustrations and perhaps taking some inspiration from actual pastel crayon material and how it sort of smears and crumbles a bit at the edges.
I think a hint of texture like that could do a lot to make things stand out from other white-space heavy brands.
Thanks! Yeah I've been postponing building a proper Gulp or Webpack for my Jekyll site, I'll take a look at Middleman.
I'm a long time supported of BEM/ITCSS and having your CSS classes follow the pattern of your HTML, but after reading this article: https://adamwathan.me/css-utility-classes-and-separation-of-concerns/ I have a newfound respect for functional CSS and utility classes and keeping their concerns separated.
That doesn't mean I want to use Bootstrap, but just that utility classes are not as bad as I once thought.
While I agree in general that Stripe is the inspiration for many sites these days, I don't think that applies here. This site has far more white-space and is much more minimalist than Stripe's is.
Can you go into some more detail why you switched?
Fantastic article, made me seriously rethink how I build parts of websites and apps (although I was already moving in the right direction).
I really hope SASS adds that LESS ability, I don't want to write includes for every class.
Exact same experience here.
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