CSS-Tricks Redesign(css-tricks.com)

over 6 years ago from Charles Jones, Visual Designer/Developer

  • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Each 'redesign' is a step backwards for me. Three versions before this worked the best. Now it feels like the design I getting in the way of the content.

    It pains me to say that because I think what Chris offers is fantastic.

    20 points
    • Charles JonesCharles Jones, over 6 years ago

      Do you think that's because a there are a lot of gimmicks throughout the design? Animations, code functionalities?

      1 point
    • Joonas YliahoJoonas Yliaho, over 6 years ago

      I've never been a huge fan of Chris' design. CSS Tricks, and Codepen looks kinda fugly, IMO.

      5 points
    • Ix TechauIx Techau, over 6 years ago

      I think it's worth remembering that Chris is not a designer, nor does he claim to be. He's a CSS guru, for lack of a better term.

      0 points
      • Erik ShawErik Shaw, over 6 years ago

        If it means anything, his website says "Designer at Codepen"

        2 points
      • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, over 6 years ago

        True, but did he not commission a designer with kickstarter funds then only to change it a year later? If Chris is not a designer then Chris should not be doing redesigns every 12 months.

        0 points
        • Ix TechauIx Techau, over 6 years ago

          Why not, it's his site he can do what he wants. It's not like his redesigns look awful. He experiments with different looks and constantly iterates...that's more than most do.

          3 points