Has web design become too slick?

Jason Fried of 37signals thinks that web design is getting too slick. According to him, many sites have lost their 'cosiness', and people feel more comfortable with a website layout that's a bit messy. "Clutter is a human thing," he says. "It feels cosy, it feels like there’s people who made this and not these artists who people can’t relate to." So does he have a point? We asked some handy experts.

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Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 16 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for numerous publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, ImagineFX, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq. For Creative Bloq, she mostly writes about web design, including the hottest new tools, as well as 3D artwork and VFX.