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Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Onideus Mad Hatter 26-07-2007
 Re: Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? SpaceGirl Reply Send to a Friend   Print
 
On Aug 1, 4:51 am, Bergamot <berga...@visi.com> wrote:
> SpaceGirl wrote:
> > Bergamot wrote:
>
> >> I don't follow. What's so "new" about the above site other than it's
> >> Flash (not that I'd call Flash "new") instead of HTML? I can't read the
> >> text so I don't really know what they're selling, but at first glance it
> >> doesn't seem so different from any other stock photo or other gallery
> >> type site.
>
> > It's just a galley of Flash sites. I wasn't holding it up as an example
> > of Flash itself, although it is!
>
> Ah, now I see. We're supposed to investigate the sites it points to, not
> the site itself. You probably should have mentioned that. I will look at

Yes please :)

> a few later, but frankly I don't expect to find much there that
> interests me. I don't use the web as a source of entertainment, and if I
> can't read the text it's gonna be thumbs down no matter how it looks.

Oh I agree (for you). Some of these things are audience specific, so,
like with ANY design, you need to put yourself in the shoes of the
audience the sites are aimed for and view with an open mind. Just
because YOU cannot read the site doesn't make it Bad necessarily. I
bet you can't read a site that is written in Japanese. I can. Does
that make the site bad?

> >> So what am I missing? I really want to know.
>
> > Sense of adventure, passion :)
>
> My sense of adventure is mostly reserved for the great outdoors. 8-)
> "Passion" isn't a word I associate with web stuff much, except as it
> relates to usability and accessibility. ;)

How can you be passionate about those things, and not good design?
Accessibility and Usability are nothing without Design. It all comes
under "user experience"; what experience do you want your user to have
while they use your site?



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