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The unbearable likeness of web design

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Ever noticed how all websites kinda look alike these days? Yeah, let's talk about that. Presented at Render Conf 2017.

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The unbearable likeness of web design

  1. 1. @sarahsemark triggersandsparks.com/talks/likeness
  2. 2. why why why
  3. 3. blastfrom the past
  4. 4. tables …inside tables
 …inside tables
 …inside tables
  5. 5. rescue! CSS to the
  6. 6. look good the web starts to
  7. 7. look good the web starts to (sort of)
  8. 8. whereare we now?
  9. 9. It’s easy 
 to build a website 
 that looks good…
  10. 10. great …but it’s hard
 to build a website 
 that looks
  11. 11. designer developer continuum
  12. 12. this is me! designer developer continuum
  13. 13. constraintsare holding us back
  14. 14. current tastes are important
  15. 15. but they are also fickle
  16. 16. UI conventions are not a trend
  17. 17. be an ally to accessibility
  18. 18. design is about communication
  19. 19. are you trying to say? what
  20. 20. don’t be a sheep Baa.
  21. 21. okay then,let’s get real.
  22. 22. textureisn’t the enemy
  23. 23. GET typography creativeWITH
  24. 24. not very businessy
  25. 25. breakout of the box
  26. 26. makes things more interesting movement
  27. 27. beyond look
  28. 28. “Literature should not disappear up its own… Vonnegut (paraphrased a smidge)
  29. 29. experiment! go forth and
  30. 30. thank 
 you @sarahsemark triggersandsparks.com/talks/likeness
  31. 31. • 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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