Under Construction is a brutalist website builder for the masses.
Today’s websites are too boring, too unoriginal, and too perfectly user-friendly. There is (was?) a growing movement of creatives that showcase their work with websites that are the exact opposite: wild and original user-UNfriendly experiences, using harsh typography and colours, often called brutalist websites.
I set out to remedy this problem with a website builder. It’s almost in the same vein as squarespace, but it’s meant to create entirely random brutalist websites, rather than start from templates. The final product is a two step interface. First, edit your content using a medium style WYSIWYG interface, and randomly generate the design on the next page. The finished website can then be downloaded as an archive and uploaded to a service like NeoCities for free.
Under Construction’s branding is heavily inspired by early 90s web design. This project is dedicated to all of the people who put a construction worker GIF on their website proudly announcing that their website was “under construction.”