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Agree? Maybe. Care? Not really.
There's enough room on the internets for good content as well as for millions of those link bait type blog posts. Anyway, they tend to live in a part of the "web design" world I don't visit too often.
*pops cap in community's head just to be sure
pretentious discussions didn't make people any more employable, lists and portals did
oh my god what a whiner. there's still enough design theory wankery to go by. yet i have still to meet an agency of some name that does NOT pretend to be very theoretical about their approach yet in practice they can't give a shit.
smashing magazine does suck though.
what a load of shite. it's a fucking website. either read it or don't. some people need real problems. i vote we find this clown and cut his shrivelled balls off. give him some perspective.
I like smashing mag for what I find useful
also, just to rant here, but this kind of hardly thought self-congratulatory-masterbatory crap misses the fact that the web has quite a few websites on it. one website that doesn't offer the content you wish it did probably isn't an issue considering you can go elsewhere for the content you do want.
the post spends about half of itself self-promoting what a cutting-edge web legend the author is (which is a great read...), so either this clown is setting the scene for his own online magazine that offers so-called intellectual discussion or he wanted to write for smashing mage and they told him to go fuck a goat. a sentiment i feel like reinforcing.
so if a new design blog / mag / ezine is on the way and if it's from this deep thinker i'd have to call the game early.
smashing mag calls itself a 'mag' not a 'dissertation on thoughts and moods relevant to the design of graphical elements and visual communication' and is a fine place to drop through to take a look at stuff. if you want intellectual discussion (and there's a sliding scale on that definition if this article is anything to go by) then use that web browser to find other sites offering that.
also, it wouldn't hurt this clowns page hits to run off the back of smashing mags link value. certainly crap like this thread and what i've written will possibly add towards the ranking so hurrah, we've all helped some douchebag gain minor points on the board.
Aha, what little do you guys know! I have been following QBN/Newstoday for 6 years and have always loved the vitriol that is spit here so my friend and I made a bet that one day I could make it in here without having to post it myself.
On top of that, I would receive bonus points if I could be called a clown and a douchebag within the first 10 responses. However, I lost the bet where I would be called a douchey-clownnugget. You can't win them all I suppose.
Much love to you guys, you keep me grounded. My recent fame was getting to my head. However, I do ask that you let me keep my shriveled balls.
- hahahaha, don't take it too serious...I don't think your balls are in dangerukit
- i'm trafe marking 'douchey clownnugget'. it's fucking golden.airey
- I am honoured to have such a web legend grace these boardsAkiraprise
- Best QBN post ever?Dr_Sparkleshine
- who is this fuck? and why would one be a legend? what does it mean?janne76
- I'm the fuck, behind the guy, behind the girl, in front of the llama. That fuck.Scrivs
- psshhh, get in line behind CALLESmonospaced
airey, you're an idiot, as usual.
The point isn't that smashing mag should take itself super serious.
This is the point: The signal to noise ratio is getting too low. Way too much noise. Way too little focus on what matters.
- so, i don't know, make a choice on what you read or don't maybe?airey
- what would i know though, i'm an idiot.airey
- "This is the point: The signal to noise ratio is getting too low. Way too much noise. Way too little focus on what matters." nothing can be done about it.janne76
- < nothing can be done about that. so it is pointless.janne76
airey said: " if you want intellectual discussion (and there's a sliding scale on that definition if this article is anything to go by) then use that web browser to find other sites offering that."
This is the same sort of aggressive-apathy that tells critics of Fox News to just change the channel, quit bitching.
Airey, your stupidity is painful to witness.
Airey, I must say though, your entire portfolio is full of work that looks like it belongs on one of these mediocre link-list sites.
You seem to know lots of trends. You are what's called a trendwhore. But you have little grasp of fundamentals like typography, layout, composition.
No wonder you're defending these portals. They probably made you. You probably use them as a crutch for your lack of solid grounding in design.
lol - wow. some people need to deal with they're anger/ego issues.
ATTENTION : THIS IS THE INTERNET. NOT REAL LIFE. NON OF THIS AMOUNTS TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.
i have a love hate issue with that site. for every one good, useful thing they post, theres about 5-6 bullshit posts. the worst are "50+ blah blah blah"
What do I propose instead of personal choice?
Elitism. Hierarchy. Standards of Excellence. I want only the best of the best. Not a thousand "personal choices" that end up being "mediocre choices" or "horribly biased" choices.
- if those work, why isn't everyone buy apple stuff? Design is not about your elitism, it's about the end userPupsipu
- and the end user doesn't give a shit about grids and helvetica or whatever. If they like shiny tables, you should find out whyPupsipu
- Limitless choice inspires limitless greed -SlashPeckham
sequoia, fuck off. We all make our livings in this place called the internet. This is where we get paid, where we get respect, and where we discuss and vet ideas.
You can't understand it because you are a loser.
fibonacci has some ever inner spiraling emotions to deal with
"This is where we get paid" - lol oh that's rich. Design forums are a place to kill time while rendering projects and saving files. Don't try and tell us you're making money doing this. We know you're not.
sequoia just because you're a broke loser doesn't mean the rest of us are. Many of us find jobs on here.