“Hey, nice website you've got there. I made a better version of it, just so you know what that would look like.” The weird history of unsolicited redesigns.
Spec redesigns are the frenemies of the web. They happen when a hungry outsider decides to rework someone else's site, without worrying about boring stuff like ad space or click rates. It's awkward, but the result is a look into a world ruled by graphic designers. It's a terrifying place, with lots of muted colors and Helvetica. Behold!
Sure, Wikipedia's cool and all, but it's got a few too many lines and columns for our taste. Shame you didn't think of that, Jimmy — but I guess that's why we're here.