The Kitchen website Left: Old version, Right: Redesign. Screengrab AFC
2.0 redesign attacks and non-profit art centers are the first to fall! Just take a look at the Kitchen’s latest redesign; it’s impossible to read their calendar, (a rather essential tool for a performance space), users still can’t purchase tickets online, and the scroll function on their event listings doesn’t work. It’s basically a non functioning url. It also now has a striking resemblance to the new corporate look of Art in General’s redesign, yet another website gone awry. We noticed earlier this year that HarvestWorks Digital Media Center had similarly taken to this kind of aesthetic, which is well, just depressing. The functioning non-profit websites are dropping like flies!
On a related note, The New Museum’s new website may look an awful lot better than the those belonging to the institutions named above, but they might add an image or two to the website. All those resources poured into redesign, and they have four images representing Unmonumental? Why?