When I created CSSVault I used it as a place for inspiration and to show the world that beautiful design could be done with CSS. Over the years I don't think the world needs to be hammered with that point and although we can't ignore Web Standards, more emphasis can get placed back on the actual design of a site. With that being said, why are most of the website galleries out there horrendous to look?
If you are going to create another run of the mill gallery, then shouldn't you at least try to make it look presentable so people enjoy going to it? Unmatchedstyle is really the only site gallery (based on CSS) that I go to daily because I like what they are doing there. It doesn't seem as though they are trying to include every design known to man to get a leg up on the competition and they try to present the user with a pleasant design.
They also do video reviews and a weekly show where the analyze a couple of sites. I kid you not when I say there are 50+ CSS galleries out there now and 49 of them are the same. Funny thing is, if you told the owner their site is no different than site X they would argue and say they have ratings or include the color scheme of a site.
I'm proud to have started the CSSVault, but am ashamed that I created a niche where there is no innovation and copycats are dominant. It's my own fault because at the end of the day ANYONE can create a site where they upload an image and put it on a page. I created Drawar as an evolution of what I created 5 years ago and I hope that I get things right this time.
Are there any other site galleries out there that you feel are worth my time to visit. Try to give me some reasoning besides the fact you are subscribed to the feed.
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