I’ll admit that the meaning behind last weekend’s project Should I Use A Button was lost on some. Possibly a reflection of how hastily compiled it was so I’ll reiterate — it’s not about buttons, links or carousels, it’s about context.
It’s the reason that sites like Dribbble can be so frustrating. 99% of work is stripped of any context. Giving feedback is near impossible unless you’re judging it merely on artistic merit. I’m sure we’d like to think that our job is a little more nuanced than an unhealthy obsession with hex values.
So lets start a new trend, appropriateness. Use those long shadows for a website that sells sundials. Otherwise let’s think about the problem rather than resorting to someone else’s solution.