Re: Seeking Feedback on Picayune Footer Nit

Subject: Re: Seeking Feedback on Picayune Footer Nit
From: wordsync -at- swbell -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 21:42:25 -0700

Eric Dunn wrote:
<SNIP>Perhaps the original question is meant tongue-in-cheek. I certainly hope
so because something as minor as this certainly shouldn't be taking any
time to decide or fix. And it absolutely shouldn't be arousing the level
of frustration that the question seems to be showing.

Even if you can convince the client to have it redesigned, why bother?
You'll only convince them you're obsessing over fonts and inconsequential
design issues instead of getting the work done.<END SNIP>

My response is: Can't there be both? Why dismiss aesthetics as unnecessary
and inconsequential? To me, any document that is poorly designed causes me
to question the quality of the material inside. Maybe that's prejudice on
my part, and maybe this is a hot button for me, but I don't think we
should fault someone for wanting a clean, consistent look for a document.

Pat Glass
Editor, Technical and Otherwise
wordsync -at- swbell -dot- net

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