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mdhughes
mdhughes
Beyond Cyberpunk Web Design mdhughes.tech
eli
eli

@mdhughes excited to see what you do! I made a half hearted attempt at some brutalist web design on my site a while back, but think I could push it a bit more while still preserving readability.

dgold
dgold

@eli @mdhughes I’m not sure about the whole Brutalist Web Design concept. I’ve seen some uses of it, and it’s godawful and the clearest statement of principles I could find seems wholly ignored by practitioners.

eli
eli

@dgold re-reading the principles brutalist is probably not the term for my site. I see a lot of folks harping on brutalism on the web, but I also think it has similar (or perhaps complimentary) goals to a lot of the IndieWeb -- so the aesthetic harp, I get, but everything else 🤷‍♂️

eli
eli

@dgold I'd also note that the gallery of brutalist sites there seems to stretch their definition of brutalism pretty far.

mdhughes
mdhughes

@dgold @eli There's a weird conflation in those. Some are "brutalist" in the minimal, true-to-materials sense. Some are GeoCities punk rock aesthetic, which is where I'm heading.

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jgmac1106
jgmac1106

@mdhughes I agree though find the #indieweb design aesthetic revolves around text as the dominant form of communication in terms of primacy of design...gimme broken css and the repeating stretched out background images of GeoCities any day.