I like simplicity and ease of use, but I also like making software that accomplishes a lot. I think it's a challenge to add robustness without adding complication and negatively impacting ease of use...
I don't know how early Paypal adopted the video-as-banner-background trend in comparision with other websites. It was one of the earliest places that I personally saw this design pattern appear...
I attended an interesting usability lecture/meetup today, with a talk by Jared Spool. I enjoyed the talk -- it definitely got me thinking, but I disagreed with more than a few points.
Several years ago, a trend started to rise. I believe it was perpetrated by Pinterest, but perhaps it doesn't matter who started it. What's important is that it must stop...
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