There’s no better way to create experience than to write, and write well

“It’s time we designers stop thinking of ourselves as merely pixel people, and start thinking of ourselves as the creators of experiences. And when it comes to experience on the web, there’s no better way to create it than to write, and write well.” - Derek Powazek

“It’s time we designers stop thinking of ourselves as merely pixel people, and start thinking of ourselves as the creators of experiences. And when it comes to experience on the web, there’s no better way to create it than to write, and write well.” – Derek Powazek

Read Derek’s article “Calling All Designers: Learn to Write!” here.

What is web design?

“Web design is the creation of digital environments that facilitate and encourage human activity; reflect or adapt to individual voices and content; and change gracefully over time while always retaining their identity.” - Jeffrey Zeldman

“Web design is the creation of digital environments that facilitate and encourage human activity; reflect or adapt to individual voices and content; and change gracefully over time while always retaining their identity.” – Jeffrey Zeldman

Read Jeffrey’s article “Understanding Web Design here.

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Usability really just means making sure that something works well

“Usability really just means making sure that something works well: that a person of average (or even below average) ability and experience can use the thing - whether it’s a web site, remote control, or revolving door - for its intended purpose without getting hopelessly frustrated.” - Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

“Usability really just means making sure that something works well: that a person of average (or even below average) ability and experience can use the thing – whether it’s a web site, remote control, or revolving door – for its intended purpose without getting hopelessly frustrated.” – Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Pick up Steve’s book Don’t Make Me Think for a common sense approach to usability.