Denys Loveiko Portfolio(

over 4 years ago from Mitch Loewenherz, UI Designer

  • Clarissa H., over 4 years ago

    Not being pedantic, but can't we appreciate the novelty and also criticize the usability? Isn't that the point of good design? To balance usability and aesthetics.

    3 points
    • Jimmy HookerJimmy Hooker, over 4 years ago

      I think it's fine to have an ongoing dialog, but I think it also has the potential to foster group-think. It's very predictable to go into any conversation on DesignerNews with a portfolio that pushes boundaries and breaks rules and just find people hating on performance, scroll-jacking, excessive page size, usability problems, readability problems, etc. I don't want Dribbble-level "AWESOME!!@#" comments either, but people seem to sip pretty hard on the haterade here.

      The aesthetics of this site are super legit. Does it have to be that useable? The dude is basically showing off, and they killed it. I'd love a conversation about when you can throw away rules and expectations and just produce something visually stunning. Sometimes sites are meant to be read, and with others, the text is basically just light window-dressing. That's ok in my book!

      2 points
      • Ken Em, over 4 years ago

        Showing off is fine. Doing it in a way so that the site performs quickly and intuitively is even better. When showing off, you want to encourage people to view your greatness, not make it so frustrating that you discourage them instead.

        2 points