Are you better than kittens?

Wdd Logo.
October 09, 2013
Are you better than kittens?.

thumbnailSo, you think you're a good designer? You went to a good school? You've got a portfolio filled to the brim with cutting-edge design?

Well, think again. Because buddy, you ain't got the chops if you can't beat a kitten.

And no, obviously I don't mean literally beat a kitten. I mean put your work next to photo of a cute kitten and have it voted the more popular of the two. That's the challenge laid down by betterthankittens.com

We all know that the Web was basically invented so we could look at pictures of kittens — at least it feels that way sometimes — so what better way to gauge the Web-worthiness of your designs than to compare them to the internet's favorite way to waste time?

If you're up for the challenge, it's better than the typical round of designers patting each other's backs on Dribbble or Behance.

If you're anything like me you'll find it pretty hard to click on anything but the kitten, which is why it's so impressive that some pieces of work are 'Better than Kittens'; check out the hall of fame to see who beat the kittens.

It's a great fun idea, but there's also a hidden prize: beat the kittens, make it to the Hall of Fame, and the site links to your work. That's got to be worth the challenge.

kittens_001

kittens_002

kittens_003

kittens_004

Is your work better than kittens? Have you submitted to the site? Let us know in the comments.

WDD Staff

WDD staff are proud to be able to bring you this daily blog about web design and development. If there's something you think we should be talking about let us know @DesignerDepot.

Read Next

15 Best New Fonts, June 2024

Welcome to our roundup of the best new fonts we’ve found online in the last month. This month, there are notably fewer…

20 Best New Websites, June 2024

Arranging content in an easily accessible way is the backbone of any user-friendly website. A good website will present…

Exciting New Tools for Designers, June 2024

In this month’s roundup of the best tools for web designers and developers, we’ll explore a range of new and noteworthy…

3 Essential Design Trends, June 2024

Summer is off to a fun start with some highly dramatic website design trends showing up in projects. Let's dive in!

15 Best New Fonts, May 2024

In this month’s edition, there are lots of historically-inspired typefaces, more of the growing trend for French…

How to Reduce The Carbon Footprint of Your Website

On average, a web page produces 4.61 grams of CO2 for every page view; for whole sites, that amounts to hundreds of KG…

20 Best New Websites, May 2024

Welcome to May’s compilation of the best sites on the web. This month we’re focused on color for younger humans,…

Has AI Killed User Testing?

Web designers employ user testing to evaluate a website’s functionality and overall UX (user experience). Various…

Exciting New Tools for Designers, May 2024

This year, we’ve seen a wave of groundbreaking apps and tools. AI is reshaping the industry, enhancing productivity,…

Using AI to Predict Design Trends

Design trends evolve at a blistering pace, especially in web design. On multi-month projects, you might work on a…

15 Best New Fonts, April 2024

Just like web design, type design follows trends. And while there’s always room for an exciting outsider, we tend to…

3 Essential Design Trends, May 2024

Integrated navigation elements, interactive typography, and digital overprints are three website design trends making…