"You know what drives me crazy? It’s all these people talking about how great technology is, and how it saves all this time. But, what good is saved time, if nobody uses it? If it just turns into more busy work. You never hear somebody say, ‘With the time I’ve saved by using my word processor, I’m gonna go to a Zen monastery and hang out.’ I mean, you never hear that."
Noah Stokes, admitting that the general simplicity of current responsive web design leaves him wanting more:
Where are the RWD sites that have some sense of unique design that goes further than a clean/clear grid, beautiful imagery and nice typography?
Continuing in want, Noah confesses…
Excellent point, and it emphasises on how I personally feel about responsive design. Responsive design can bé a gift from heaven, but I don’t think it should be the “one stop/go to” solution for everything. Not all sites nééd to be responsive, and not all sites nééd a grid.
its no secret. when it comes to “live” performance of EDM… that’s about the most it seems you can do anyway. It’s not about performance art, its not about talent either (really its not) In fact, let me do you and the rest of the EDM world button pushers who fuckin hate me for telling you how it…
Khoi Vinh, former design director for NYTimes.com:
Unsolicited redesigns are terrific and fun and useful, and I hope designers never stop doing them. But as they do so, I also hope they remember it helps no one — least of all the author of the redesign — to assume the worst about the original source and the people who work hard to maintain and improve it, even though those efforts may seem imperfect from the outside. If you have good ideas and the talent to execute them and argue for them, the world will still sit up and pay attention even if you take care in your language and show respect to those who don’t see things quite the way you do.
Update: Some of you are suggesting I shouldn’t apologize. Aside from that being a matter of my own choosing, I believe we sell ourselves short if we consider only one side of an argument, especially in matters of design and UX. I’m fortunate to know both Khoi and Andy quite well, and to fail to consider both their opinions — very experienced opinions, at that — would not be fair to them nor to myself.
I’ve handed over several PSDs to the crew at WooThemes, a leading source for customizable WordPress themes. I’m quite pleased with how my WordPress template, which I’ve called Brief, turned out. It’s now up to their exceptional front-end team to turn my designs into markup and make adjustments…
I absolutely love the design. Perfect for displaying large photos and images! One thing I’m quite curious about is how text posts will be displayed. I think most people interested in using a theme like Brief will probably write a little bit about their work or inspiration, and the single biggest problem I’ve ran into with Tumblr and Wordpress themes is that text columns are usually uncomfortably wide or small.
I’m astounded that there hasn’t been a peep from Gruber about the problems and inconsistencies in the Mac App Store application, and those of the apps sold on it. My first experience with the Mac App Store was a purchase of the new Twitter app, of which Gruber had this to say:
Terry White’s top-5 favourite Illustrator CS5 features… which coincidentally are also my personal top-5 new features. If I was an illustrator instead of a designer, this would definately make me paint in Illustrator just for the scalability that you’ll have in the end! ;)