Ask DN: The Unsolicited Re-Design

8 years ago from Paul Macgregor, Runs OnSite.io, Freelance Designer, Etc.

  • Matt SistoMatt Sisto, 8 years ago

    I like them, on the rare occasion that they explain why they made certain decisions etc.... When it's more than just a superficial re-organization and skinning exercise.

    4 points
    • Rob GormleyRob Gormley, 8 years ago

      That's a good point. It's more intellectually honest to say you 're-skinned', not "it'd work so much better this way", which is a presumptuous and condescending approach to what may have amounted to many hundreds (or more) of hours of A/B testing, planning, discussion, user testing to come to conclusions that you just happen to disagree with. Then again, maybe none of that happened. But it's quite the exercise in ego when it's accompanied by a "look-at-me" style blog post that says "And this only took me two hours in Photoshop, and it works ten times better!".

      1 point