We like the Cypher13 guys. Their design may not be our style, and their hubris may be a bit nauseating at times, but we sincerely applaud their energy and passion.
That said, they’ve got a new site.
We can honestly state, free of hyperbole, that this is one of the worst design portfolio sites we’ve ever seen. The usability is so bad as to be baffling. Not only is the type entirely illegible, but it took us two separate visits to even realize they had work to show somewhere (hint: look everywhere but the main navigation, you’ll spot it eventually.) And guys, we know that flash is easier to learn for non-web folks, but come on, the user interface on this is just awful. Don’t you want to be able to link directly to a project, or have people add your images to fffound?
We’d suggest that you guys consider hiring a web team to do your site next time around, but we know you’re not in it for the money, and therefore probably have none to spend.
Editor’s Note: Not everyone here at The Egotist agrees with the above viewpoint. We do, however, wholeheartedly agree that every contributor to our site has absolute freedom to express their opinion. Oftentimes, this leads to controversial positions on work. We strive and will continue to push for crits that are founded in logic and reason – whether you see eye-to-eye with us is up to you to express in the comments below. But as long as we’re making conversation, we are making progress.