macheist.com

macheist-3

This is a redesign, the original submission can be seen here.

This site is out of control, it’s pretty much a “single page” design. Lot’s of javascript (looks like mootools), but it’s pretty well done. This site is very active, and by the time you see this review they may have even changed the homepage up.

Author

Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of unmatchedstyle.com, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.

  • http://www.unmatchedstyle.com/ Jay Barry

    This site is actually a bit hard to navigate, it’s a bit like an old frame-based layout, the way it functions. It looks really nice, but I feel like I’m looking into a porthole to find out about these apps.

    On another note, this MacHeist thing is a bit controversial, and to be honest, my first response was, “holy crap, there are at least 3 apps that I would pay $39 for each”. So, this is obviously a great deal, but does it devalue these apps if I end up paying only $3 apiece? If I use, for example, LittleSnapper, would I be more likely to buy a future version at full price if I was able to get it so cheaply?

    And the whole charity bit makes me feel a bit squeamish, tacking charity onto a for-profit venture as a way to increase your profit has always made me uncomfortable.

    Daring Fireball is a good spot to read some more of the back and forth about MacHeist.

  • http://kennethseals.com Ken Seals

    Yea, I’ve been following the MacHeist controversy for a couple of years now. I’d have to say I’m a bit on the fence about it. The devs know how much they’re going to make from the deal, so I can’t say that I would feel bad about paying $3 for an app. But, I definitely agree on the whole charity bit: sketch.