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Beautifully Ugly Design Revisited

Two weeks ago, I wrote about beautifully ugly design. Inspire by the minimalism of Instapaper, and how incredibly usable that minimalism made the site, I offered a few design mockups for the site I manage at EMC.

Today, I want to share with you the design I ultimately ended up using. I took some of your feedback in the comments along with the feedback I received from some basic user testing I did internally. Here’s the result…

What do you think?

🚀 I just relaunched my Vanilla JS Pocket Guides with new code examples and real projects to help tie everything you’ll learn together. Check it out.

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