corenominal

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Doc Pop’s News Drop: Worst Web Design Trends of 2016 image/svg+xml

Four design trends to avoid in 2017, or at least think about avoiding. Out of these, the “harder to read fonts” is probably the worst and was also covered earlier in the year by Kevin Marks, see How the Web Became Unreadable.

On a semi-related note, 2016 was the year that my optician told me I was getting old. Apparently, now that I am “old”, my retinas are not as flexible as they used to be. I did think about asking my optician to define “old”, but she looked about 17, so I figured to her, 41 is probably quite ancient.

Anyhow, long story short, my eyesight isn’t what it used to be, so please stop with the low contrast designs.

2 comments

  1. Doc Pop says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    Looking at the trends we recapped, I feel like many of them fall under “accessibility”. I wonder if it’s my imagination, or the web is becoming less accessible to the visually impaired.

  2. corenominal says:

    I don’t think it’s your imagination, super thin fonts and low contrast designs are definitely a thing. I guess the good thing is, if it truly is a trend, it should eventually die out.

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