Web design: dead or not? Frankly, the very act of raising such an issue is baffling to me. After all, to design is to gather, organize and fix things so as not to make a mess. The idea of not needing design then would be almost like saying, “Whee, I don’t have to coordinate my clothes anymore. Just throw on whatever.” Or worse, “Whee, we don’t need clothes anymore.”
As much as I want to comment, I shall, however, hold my tongue for now. My intent is simply to post the links for your perusal. First, the original article from uxmag.com and second, the response to that post from Smashing Magazine. What do you think?
Why Web Design Is Dead [UX Mag] : by
“Web Design is Dead.” No, It Isn’t. [Smashing Magazine] : by Vitaly Friedman, 7.8.15
Each of us has been given some talent, skill or vision to use not only for ourselves, but also for others. Each of us holds something unique. I couldn’t be that bad if we express what we have inside, right – and I doubt if the only thing we have left is flat design.
[Article of the Hour] : Has Visual Design Fallen Flat?
I can’t believe they’re still around, these sort of sites I was looking for. Illustration and animation were some of the interests I had early on, sometime before the Millennium Bug hit (or didn’t) and this was one of those really good looking ones that persuaded me to take up coding again. Checking what’s under the hood, I noticed the tables. Ah, tables. That really had me in a migraine back then. I remember how ‘proud’ I’d been when I finally was able to make a site with tables.
Anyway, it’s real nice to reminisce the old days when I’d envy these class acts – as opposed to the flashy animated gif’d sites that induced a really bad case of the OCD, ahaha. There’s AOL in there, I see, ahaha. As well as that world famous yellow “Under Construction” icon that many a tutorial begged you to stay away from like the plague.