I listen to a lot of music whilst working, in the car, at home… everywhere really. I’m quite passionate about it - I love listening to good music. The thing is though, I don’t know what many of my favourite artists actually look like.
Radio 1 seems to think I should. The featured content on the homepage lists photos of (what I assume are) artists and DJs, offering no supplementary information until I hover over the image.
I don’t like having to hover over literally everything to find out what content lies beneath.
By the very nature of the medium, I can’t see people on the radio. So why use photos as the basis for the lead-ins? IMO, it’s a small oversight which has lead to quite an unappealing user experience.
smashingmag: “From now on, if it’s not responsive, it’s not web design.” - http://t.co/BFcIFKpv - Do you agree? #smresp —
“From now on, if it’s not responsive, it’s not web design.”
A little brash? Perhaps, but Andy Clarke is not one to mince words and he certainly knows his shit, so arguing to the contrary is probably unwise - but I just can’t fully get on board with this message, and here’s why:
The responsive design message is an important one, but it’s one that should be made without belittlement of one’s peers. I also see a clear distinction between web design and optimisation for mobile devices, so with that in mind, here’s a responsive design message of my own:
“If it’s not responsive, it’s not fully optimised web design.”