We have an issue that is going to destroy the climate and this man is here to help us understand and listen. Please take a half hour and listen to what he has to say.
If you don’t know all the nuances of “Absolute Positioning” then please, please, please don’t use it. The CSS gods will be much happier with you, and I won’t have to kill you.
I just saw this tonight and loved it. They are so dead on its not funny. I especially like #6:
6. This one is going to get me in trouble. If you are a print designer, and “do websites on the side”, STOP DOING websites and providing “advice” to your print clients about web design. Print design to web design is like designing an ad for a race car, and actually building and racing that race car. Don’t get me wrong, print is great and all, you make pretty pictures and wonderful messages crafted with great copy, but when it comes down to it, it’s still just a picture. People cannot buy the product with a print ad (yet), they can’t communicate with your business through a print ad. I can already here the grumbling coming from the print world, and look, it’s not that I don’t see a purpose for print advertising, just stick to print and don’t nose you’re way into a medium which you do not know and wouldn’t understand (same goes for general “geeks” who do websites ‘on the side’)
I also loved #8, you better go check out the post at josiahcole.com or be in trouble with the web design gods!
Please let there be someone, anyone, out there that has their head on straight. I am sick and tired of non designers designing and changing stuff that has already been designed, laid out, and very well done. It makes me sick to see colors that have nothing to do with the color scheme of a company being put in to a website because it stands out. Give me a break, good design and layout helps people navigate a site better than an uglyass bright color.
Lately designers have had to end up not caring about the end design because it has be so bastardized by those that 1. Have no idea of design, 2. Did not go to school for design or anything remotely close to it, 3. Have all the power in the world. Idiotic shiz like this is making people like me not want to design anymore. NEVER AGAIN. If not that, then NEVER FOR A COMPANY.
This is an important issue involving the internet. Usually I don’t get involved in these type of things but me and my familiy’s livelyhood comes from the internet and I think a lot of yours is growing increasingly in that direction. So read this and do what you can to save the internet from the telcos that want to increase their bank accounts.
Do you buy books online, use Google, or download to an iPod? Everything we
do online will be hurt if Congress passes a radical law next week that gives
giant corporations more control over what we do and see on the Internet.
Internet providers like AT&T are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network
Neutrality–the Internet’s First Amendment and the key to Internet freedom.
Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily
for you based on which site pays AT&T more. BarnesandNoble.com doesn’t have
to outbid Amazon for the right to work properly on your computer.
If Net Neutrality is gutted, many sites–including Google, eBay, and
iTunes–must either pay protection money to companies like AT&T or risk
having their websites process slowly. That why these high-tech pioneers,
plus diverse groups ranging from MoveOn to Gun Owners of America, are
opposing Congress’ effort to gut Internet freedom. Continue reading