• Braden HammBraden Hamm, over 7 years ago

    I feel bad for the designers who are really talented and showed thoughtful thinking in their work and process.


    https://www.behance.net/leightaylor Unfortunately, the resulting product is... less than desirable.

    Maybe they can iterate and improve enough to please their customers.

    0 points
    • Tony Jones, over 7 years ago

      what's the purpose of linking to their portfolios?

      1 point
      • Braden HammBraden Hamm, over 7 years ago

        Just to show that they had talented people working on it, but the execution was off.

        Creating a WYSIWYG website platform that makes great looking websites regardless of the type of content is a challenge, even with money and a talented team.

        2 points
    • Jorge MartinsJorge Martins, over 7 years ago

      I think the designers did a great job with the concept and marketing materials, but this we are now seeing, is just AI doing, not the designers doing.. so I guess there is no need to feel bad since it's not their fault?

      0 points
      • John PJohn P, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

        Blaming the AI seems silly to me, this whole thing just feels like a glorified wordpress template that looked good in screenshots and trash in the wild.

        Seems like all the """""""""""AI""""""""""" does it normalise the images with filters (Probably just colour LUTs), crop the photos using OpenCV face detection, then generate a colour palette from the images (like how iTunes does with albums). These are then chucked haphazardly into some "editorial" style wordpress-like theme which would only look good in a PSD or sketch file and looks/feels awful in the wild.

        Marketing should be blamed for the AI lies, but seen as the end result is pretty much a wordpress theme then the design team are to blame for these shoddy sites.

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