We were stuck. With the rise of Google Web Fonts and Typekit, we wanted to check out alternatives to the ever dependable Helvetica for our bartop.co splash page.
We came up with a few versions of our splash page, with different fonts and different tweaks. I had my opinion which one would win. Z had his. Two engineers/aspiring designers would never be able to settle this objectively.
So we made a bet.
Here’s how it went down: 1) We put the designs up on forrst.
2) The design that got the most votes in 24 hours wins.
3) The loser buys beer.
Within an hour, we had an overwhelming result. Z’s design won and I got schooled with some design tips. But that wasn’t it.
The responses kept coming in, including critiques and suggestions of both designs. Then it dawned...