bupagentkent  asked:

what fads/trends are you so over?

I hate certain trends with coding/graphics, and it’s nothing personal against the people who do like them – nine times out of ten, it boils down to the fact that I have really shitty eyesight and certain trends are too much for me. I’m not a fan of the titled container because I don’t want to tilt my head to a 45 degree angle to read posts. I’m also not a fan of the blurred effect on posts that changes when you hover over them because the transition makes my eyes hurt. I can more or less deal with cursive fonts being used for italics and such on posts, but sometimes it can really strain my eyes. 

I understand, aesthetically speaking, why the pastel/pale/super high contrast psds are trending right now, but it gets so glaring on icons that a good majority of the time, I can make out the hair, eyes, mouth, and general facial structure of the character (psds like those are notorious for erasing noses and it bothers me). I’m not a fan of super-bright psds or super-dark ones, especially the latter, because I have to strain my eyes to see the details and that, to me, defeats the whole purpose of using an icon in the first place.

TL;DR: please think of the poor people with glasses and eye strain problems when you code/make graphics!