So you say you want some brutalism?(s-i-l-o.fr)

2 years ago from Ken Em

  • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, 2 years ago

    What about it can't be used?

    AAA colour contrast, menu with a text label instead of an obtuse icon, full screen loading bar that doesn't obscure content, dark mode...

    actually seems very useable to me, more so than familiar sites.

    -3 points
    • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 2 years ago

      Lack of visual hierarchy.

      10 points
      • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, 2 years ago

        It clearly does have a visual heirarchy. Using scale and proximity to organise material.

        What it doesn't do is use weak fading greys to order its information by obfuscation.

        -1 points
    • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 2 years ago

      It meets a checklist, that doesn't mean it's good. You have to also look at if it's easy to find what you want, focus on the correct information, etc. I know my eyes go everywhere and nowhere when I look at this site.

      1 point
      • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, 2 years ago

        Your darting eyes are simply more suited to conservative trends. This experience is built for people who want to be challenged by their visual environment.

        It's easy to fall in to the trap of feeling that our own experience is universal. Other people are different to us and want different things.

        -1 points
        • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 2 years ago

          Yes, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong or you're right. Liking it is also just your opinion. This website goes against many traditionally accepted rules of good design, but at the end of the day, if this website has a goal beyond experimentation you'd need to verify that it actually achieves that.

          1 point