Design 2.0

Web 2.0 isn’t even properly here yet, and already I’m bored of the design style. I mean, I know that design goes in trends, and by late 2006, all the new launching stuff will look different, but I’m now heartily sick of sites with a white/cream background, and then pale blue, green and orangeused as colour indicators.

I’m sick of titles being in a slightly oversized blue font. Actually, I’m just sick of everything being slightly oversized. I’m sick of tag clouds, even though I know they’re here to stay. I’m sick of form elements that turn pastel yellow on selection.

One of the things I like about the web is the infinite variations on design, but thanks to the cleverness of a very few sites (Flickr and the 37 signals family of tools, it seems like everyone with a bit of Ajax-enabled software is using the same bloody colours all the damn time. Can we have some web 2.0 things that look different, please?

This entry was originally published at my workblog.

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