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Don't underestimate the power of Graphic Design

In the book, Fresh Styles for Web Designers, Curt Cloninger gives the usability community a telling-up for dismissing front-end design as mere "icing". "Yes, visitors have to be able to use your sites. But visitors should also be able to feel your sites. The web is not a database. The web is a communication medium."

I fully agree with him. If mankind didn't care about colours, pictures and layout, the world would look a bit different. Done right, Graphic Design and Interaction Design work together to enhance each other.

Links:

  • Curt Cloninger's personal Web site Open link in new window
  • Read reviews and buy the book at Amazon.com Open link in new window
  • Read reviews and buy the book at Amazon.co.uk Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - January 15, 2002

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