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Unpopular opinion from a web developer: I hate neumorphism.

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    That's actually the general opinion. Designers love it because they're running out of ideas not owned by Disney.
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    @SortOfTested i just hope it stays in 2020 and when/if we get through it, we can all forget this year as a whole...
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    I'm personally in love with skeuomorphism and dynamically appearing widget groups. Think devices in a rack. Nobody likes my GUIs for some reason.
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    Interfaces should reflect the unique attributes of the medium. Making software GUIs look like physical objects is lazy design, re-implementing some familiar analog interaction in a medium that can't fully reflect it instead of creating an interface that takes advantage of a digital display and can only exist thus.

    Even for the humble button, it's much easier to create an element that's unambiguously activated or not using just a filled rectangle than some weirdly shadowed bubble.
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    Well shadows can be expensive. I kind of like the style. It certainly looks better than that metro shit Windows 8 introduced. It is step backward from the 3D desktop that I always that thought would be the next great thing in computers. I know people have tried to do 3D in some cases, but I am not sure the key interface has been found. Are we just unsophisticated users/species and couldn't handle a real 3rd or 4th dimensional interface?
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    @Demolishun I don't want an interface that is more sophisticated than my dick.
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    Unpopular opinion: {inserts the popular trend of shitting on neumorphism}

    I agree but you've had to have known this isn't an unpopular opinion.
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    @Demolishun the web browser is not your friend when trying to go for that kind of stuff. I've got a fixed 3d office scene on the landing page of my portfolio and right now I'm up to 13 different aspect ratios trying to get everything to proportion somewhat responsively. And that's with using percentages and view measurments. I'm not even done yet, ios safari still has everything all screwed up
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    @Fast-Nop and just how sophisticated is your dick?
    I have to set a standard for this!

    On another note, shadows piss me off most of the time.
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    @C0D4 It's just accessible and touch friendly. :-)
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    I tried neumorphism, mixed feelings tbh some stuff looked really good most downright horrible. It's one of those things that are really hard to get right.
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    @Fast-Nop fuck, another accessibility friendly feature.
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    And neumorphism doesn't follow badic software principles like
    KISS (keep it simple Suresh) or
    GDSITYTKIS (God dammit Suresh, I told you to keep it simple).
  • 0
    I like it but it looks too futuristic/cute for most applications in my opinion.
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