Monthly Archives: December 2008

The web designer’s job is to create pages that are unmistakably engaging

“The experienced web designer[’s]... job is not to whine about emerging commonalities but to use them to create pages that are distinctive, natural, brand- appropriate, subtly memorable, and quietly but unmistakably engaging. If she achieves all that and sweats the details, her work will be beautiful. If not everyone appreciates this beauty—if not everyone understands web design—then let us not cry for web design, but for those who cannot see.” - Jeffrey Zeldman

“The experienced web designer['s]… job is not to whine about emerging commonalities but to use them to create pages that are distinctive, natural, brand-appropriate, subtly memorable, and quietly but unmistakably engaging. If she achieves all that and sweats the details, her work will be beautiful. If not everyone appreciates this beauty—if not everyone understands web design—then let us not cry for web design, but for those who cannot see.” – Jeffrey Zeldman

Read Jeffrey’s article “Understanding Web Design” from A List Apart or read another quote from this article here.

Design’s true purpose is to improve people’s lives

“Design has a social function and its true purpose is to improve people's lives.” - Nokia Design Manifesto

“Design has a social function and its true purpose is to improve people’s lives.” – Nokia Design Manifesto

Browse through the first edition of Nokia’s Design Manifesto (pdf) for many inspiring thoughts about design, or read another quote from the manifesto.