RE: "They don't need no stinkin' documentation..."

Subject: RE: "They don't need no stinkin' documentation..."
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 09:30:05 -0500

If it looks like marketing fluff, it is an expression of some graphic artist's ego needs. That is not good design. Good design is design that suits its purpose. If the purpose is to be read, the design should support that. "Looked too good"? No. Looked too pretty, maybe.

>But, there are fascinating reports of users who discarded solid
>technical documentation because it looked too good. They dismissed
>it as 'marketing fluff' without bothering to read it.
>Jim Shaeffer (jims -at- spsi -dot- com)

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