Re: Theory? (of Web design)

Subject: Re: Theory? (of Web design)
From: Ed -dot- Hawco -at- acecomm -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 12:41:11 -0400


Something to keep in mind re: Neilsen is that aesthetics are only one part
of web design (a part at which he obviously fails). Otherwise, he's got
some good solid advice on some of the core issues of web design and
usability.

It's like in documentation--the person who designs your template (fonts,
page layout, etc.) isn't necessarily the best person to do the information
design. They're linked of course, but a well "architected" document that
uses bad fonts and boring standard 1" margins is better than a visually
appealing document that's badly conceived and executed.

In Neilsen's case I'd trust him with the information design, but not the
template design.

(BTW, that's the first and last time I will use the word "architected".)

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Ed Hawco
Senior Technical/Marketing Writer




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