SOTD: Uprising

almost 7 years ago from , Digital Designer

This site is Site Of The Day at Awwwards I guess, the design is cool and all the animations and video is "new" and different – although it doesn't really fall in to my taste. But the USABILITY of the site is compleatly hopeless, i don't know where to click and i don't know what to expect when i find something that is actually clickable and the scroll jacking is all over the place – how the H*LL can this site get 5.8 in USABILITY on Awwwards, and become SOTD?

I would really love to what you think?

Link: http://www.weareuprising.com/index


  • M IM I, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    Yeah, usability sucks...


    23 points
  • Tom GurkaTom Gurka, almost 7 years ago


    Image title

    16 points
  • Vince P.Vince P., almost 7 years ago

    2004 called, and wants its 2Advanced clone back...

    13 points
  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, almost 7 years ago

    Epilepsy Warning.

    Normally the awwwards sites are fine, but this is a disaster... :/ Too many things moving way too fast simultaneously. My eyes hurt after a minute of clicking through the site.

    I can at least use the site, some others don't. The developers should look into the concept of progressive enhancement. Plus, all of their content is inaccessible, because its all rendered in a single <canvas> Element.

    I would almost go as far, as to say that this website is everything that modern web development shouldn't produce...

    sad, that something like this gets rewarded. And to the visual style - I have a book here, called "the web design index". The book is from 2009. This page looks very similar to all those flash sites that are in there...

    7 points
    • Oleg SerediucOleg Serediuc, almost 7 years ago

      I don't know man, I used to check Awwwards website almost every day before, now it seems like a catalog of pretentious, unusable crap. It seems like they are just making money on submissions rather than actually awarding great websites.

      2 points
  • Thomas OsmonsonThomas Osmonson, almost 7 years ago


    6 points
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, almost 7 years ago

    Reminds me of the Flash website area in special the 2advanced.com pages or derbauer.com. Just effects, show off, but totally useless. They do it because they can but it doesn't mean it is good. There are always people/designers who understand themselfs as artists and not as designers. And here we have the results. I know an design agency who drives like the same, they have many red dot awards because they sit sometimes in the jury so they have connections. They have so many red dot awards they lay them on the floor in their meeting room. They wanted that we develop a webpage for a client of them. They showed us their design they wanted crazy things transitions animations all over the place but wanted to pay nearly nothing, we declined. They did it with somebody else and it was very confusing to use really artitsty. This is the site i am talking about: http://serien.com/home/

    I hate sites like that because nobody can use this s..t.

    5 points
  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, almost 7 years ago

    It's literally unusable when you open it in chrome, and it still tells you to open in chrome. Awwwards seems like a joke most of the time. pretty sites that function horribly

    4 points
  • David ÖhlinDavid Öhlin, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    Maybe they base the score on the amount of things that move around

    3 points
  • Todd Padwick, almost 7 years ago

    Same goes for 90% of websites on AWWW. It's absurd. I just treat AWWW as a showcase of whats possible front end dev wise.

    1 point
  • Account deleted almost 7 years ago

    When you grow up on Playstation and 2Advanced

    1 point
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, almost 7 years ago

    How can "something" win website of the day, when it renders only in one browser. This must be a joke.

    1 point
  • Todd Padwick, almost 7 years ago

    5.8 is the amount of seconds you spend waiting for it to load before you close it.

    0 points
  • Kwang-Su KimKwang-Su Kim, almost 7 years ago

    Thank you for showing the site. It's the best place to get epilepsy.

    0 points
  • Tony Jones, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    I only see a black screen no content at all. A bunch of javascript errors. Tried on chrome, firefox, and safari

    0 points
  • Martijn van der DoesMartijn van der Does, almost 7 years ago

    As an Awwwards Judge i don't know why this website is SOTD. The usability defiantly sucks and this website shouldn't be SOTD.

    0 points
  • Juan J. RamirezJuan J. Ramirez, almost 7 years ago

    That gave me a seizure!

    0 points
  • Ray SensebachRay Sensebach, almost 7 years ago

    Awful - absolutely nothing loaded for me except for some awful sounds.. Chrome on Mac. http://d.pr/i/ur09

    0 points
    • David ÖhlinDavid Öhlin, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

      Had that same problem, seems you have to have the tab in focus for it to display properly.

      0 points
  • Christopher ComeauChristopher Comeau, almost 7 years ago

    I guess as long as the people giving out awards can use it that's all that matters.

    0 points
  • Darrell HanleyDarrell Hanley, almost 7 years ago

    Aside from the performance issues, what really urks me about this site, and this approach of using Canvas/WebGL for everything, is the lack of accessibility support. It misunderstands the medium, and I'm quite honestly not really how you'd get around the SEO hit you'd take with the approach. Also, the mystery meat interface approach. There's so many various ways to interact with the site (provided you don't need assistance) and none of them are really intuitive.

    I also really disapprove of not having a mobile compatible site in 2016. It really isn't good enough to say "coming soon."

    0 points
  • Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson, almost 7 years ago

    I hate preloaders

    0 points
  • Carlos SousaCarlos Sousa, almost 7 years ago

    It took more than 5 seconds to load for me, closed it before seeing anything, got bored.

    0 points