Our craft is becoming a commodity
and people in charge don't care
about the quality of the markup, CSS
matters is how fast you can get it to
market, how many people it reaches
and how cheaply it can be built.
– Christian Heilmann
Luddites were a social
movement of British textile
artisans in the early nineteenth
century who protested, often by
destroying mechanized looms,
against the changes produced
by the Industrial Revolution,
which they felt were leaving
them without work.
I’m convinced the people railing
against CSS frameworks are just
trying to drum up false job security.
– Jeff Croft
There’s a somewhat disturbing thing
going on with people advocating a
rebirth of table based web design.
Why? Probably because CSS
layouts are “hard.”
– Marco van Hylckama Vlieg
Helvetica – Documentary on Typography
In Lives of the Artists, Giorgio
Vasari relates that when the
Pope sent a messenger to
Giotto di Bondone, asking
him to send a drawing to
demonstrate his skill, Giotto
drew, in red paint, a circle
so perfect that it seemed as
though it was drawn using a
compass and instructed the
messenger to give it to him.
My brother Wesley acted wisely –
the souls that were awakened under
his ministry he joined in class [study
groups], and thus preserved the
fruits of his labor. This I neglected,
and my people are a rope of sand.
– George Whiteﬁeld
“SCRUM WALL” at FELLOWSHIP TECH
If I had eight hours to chop
down a tree, I'd spend six
hours sharpening my axe.
– Abraham Lincoln
Make everything as
simple as possible,
but not simpler.
– Albert Einstein
Let choirs sing well or not at all.
Otherwise we merely conﬁrm the majority
in their conviction that the world of
business, which does with such efﬁciency
so much that never really needed doing, is
the real, the adult, and the practical world;
and that all this culture and religion (horrid
words both) are essentially marginal,
amateurish, and rather effeminate activities.
Those who code XHTML + CSS as
well as they design will always
have an edge over those who only
design... You’re able to foresee
potential layout and coding issues
while the comp is still in Photoshop
or Fireworks or even Illustrator.
– Cameron Moll
The artisan is not dead!
Modern-day craftsmen are in high demand.
Objectiﬁed – Documentary on Industrial Design
Design is Anticipatory
• Don’t wait for problems. Solve ahead of time.
• Know your audience, adapt your workﬂow.
• Communicate function via aesthetic form.
• Learn to convey more, by saying less.
• Don’t lose sight of the primary focus.
That’s all. Keep in touch!