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    Hello
    I have been reading lots of articles lately about skeuomorphism, why people like it and why other hate is.
    I have a dilemna. I have a personal website which some might consider as being skeuomorphic. I spent lots of time on it and thoughout what I read I get the feeling it could be perceived as outdated.
    http://guillaumeb.com
    On the other hand i like minimalism (I'm a Windows Phone user) and so I came up with a new design:
    http://guillaumeb.com/beta/a/
    But then are there way too many graphics in the first (current) version of my personal website ? Is that a problem ? After all, it is a relatively small and readable website so should I care ?
    I guess my problem is that I like both designs but I need some external point of view. Would you be likely to tell me what you think
    Thank you very much

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    I have absolutely no clue what skeumorphism is, but I like the new design better just because I see content on the home page and can start reading right away.
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    A skeuomorph is “an object or feature which imitates the design of a similar artefact in another material”. Lightbulbs shaped like the flame from a candle, marble or wood grain patterns printed on linoleum, those useless tiny handles you find on some bottles of maple syrup. Things that are ornamental.

    Skeuomorphism - or a skeuomorphic UI - refers to the overall graphical style of an interface. If done right, things look and behave the same way as the real-life object they are based upon.

    Quoted from here: http://realmacsoftware.com/blog/skeu...user-interface
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    Both designs work well and there's nothing wrong with either imo - I think it just comes down to personal taste.
    I like the original design best, apart from the homepage which I think needs some content other than just links on it. The new design looks a little too plain to me, although many people will prefer that.

    I realise that this is probably of no help at all to you, sorry about that


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