[On the concept of design in general, regardless of what medium it’s in] Design really flourishes under constraints. The more known quantities that we have to deal with, the more creative solutions we can often apply. After all, design is all about creating order out of chaos.
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In case of conflict, consider users over authors over implementors over specifiers over theoretical purity. In other words costs or difficulties to the user should be given more weight than costs to authors; which in turn should be given more weight than costs to implementors; which should be given more weight than costs to authors of the spec itself, which should be given more weight than those proposing changes for theoretical reasons alone. Of course, it is preferred to make things better for multiple constituencies at once.
(Translated: “It’s all about the user baby!”)
Whilst looking for a practical application for the (new) CSS3 border-image property this evening I stumbled upon this typography wonder:
Now at first glance it’s nothing special, but once you discover this is pure HTML/CSS comboliciousness were dealing with here… well, I got my Firebug on to inspect a little closer and sure enough it’s all image-free. The depression set in once I discovered this was accomplished/published nearly a year ago, back in February of this year (2010).
NB the advanced use of CSS for the heart shape and great use of masking using the :before/:after pseudo-element.
Sound foundation ensures sane development.
Software is media today, particularly consumer software. When people use it [your software] they approach it in the same way they would approach media. When I say media I’m talking about a magazine, or a newspaper, or a TV show.
When you think about The New York Times vs. The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair vs. Vogue, or Fox News vs. CNN: each of these media properties have a voice; they have an attitude; they have a style, and it’s unique, and it’s different.