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

Subject: RE: "They don't need no stinkin' documentation..."
From: david -dot- locke -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 11:35:35 -0600

> 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.

Absolutely. If you look at a table and see what you need to see immediately, you won't even think about how many hours it took to make that happen. You won't know that the SME created four tables with different relationships, that the source tables couldn't just be dropped in and lined up into that one table. All you will know is that you didn't have to kill yourself to get the answer. It was right there. That's design. That's content.

David Locke



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