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The unbearable likeness of web design

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Why does everything on the web look the same? Let's find out.

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The unbearable likeness of web design

  1. 1. ask me questions @sarahsemark triggersandsparks.com/talks/likeness
  2. 2. does everything look why the same?
  3. 3. anyway? how did we get here
  4. 4. tablesto infinity & beyond!
  5. 5. rescue! CSS to the
  6. 6. look good web design starts to
  7. 7. where are we now?
  8. 8. It’s easy 
 to build a website 
 that looks good…
  9. 9. great …but it’s hard
 to build a website 
 that looks
  10. 10. the designer-developer continuum
  11. 11. the designer-developer continuum this is me!
  12. 12. constraintsare holding us back
  13. 13. aesthetics are temporal
  14. 14. aesthetics are fickle
  15. 15. UI conventions are not a trend
  16. 16. be an ally to a11y
  17. 17. design is about communication
  18. 18. are you trying to say? what
  19. 19. don’t be a sheep Baa.
  20. 20. okay then, let’s get real.
  21. 21. isn’t the enemy texture
  22. 22. get creative with typography
  23. 23. Playfair is not a 
 businessy typeface
  24. 24. break out of the box
  25. 25. add dynamism with movement
  26. 26. beyond look
  27. 27. “Literature should not disappear up its own… Vonnegut (paraphrased)
  28. 28. experiment! go forth and
  29. 29. thank you! ask me questions @sarahsemark triggersandsparks.com/talks/likeness
  30. 30. • Geocities screenshots: oneterabyteofkilobyteage.tumblr.com • internet archives: waybackmachine.org • artist by my name is mud from the Noun Project • sheep by gira Park from the Noun Project • packaging design from lovelypackage.com • lettering work by Tobias Saul, tobiassaul.de • fashion editorials by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US • film titles via artofthetitle.com • interiors by Gypsy Yaya via apartmenttherapy.com • museum photos by Ben Askins and mendhak via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 • Romeo & Juliet and Othello covers by Manuja Waldia for Penguin • Bloomberg Business Week layouts by Braulio Amado

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