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Our most persistent error as an industry has been to apply the largely incompatible principles of printed graphical communication design to the web.

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The truth is, design work is deliberation. It’s the pursuit of the best solution to a given problem. By relegating design to the realm of visual aesthetics, so much of the web goes undesigned. This can only lead to inaccessibility, poor performance and, of course, a general lack of utility.

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The web is made of code and must be designed, therefore designing with code is working with the right materials. This is the best course of action.

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In any case, thinking about the structure of data and trying to arrive at an optimal solution is designing and there’s not an Adobe license or copy of Sketch in sight.

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Though frequently omitted, declaring a language for a web locs are terminals: they accept information (input) and display information (output).

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On the other hand, forms are a 10,000-volt electromagnet for attracting usability problems.

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Books I’ve read.

Johannes Holmberg

Tiny summaries on books I’ve read. Sorted by latest read. But you can also sort on top recommendations. Highlights and covers are copyright to their respective authors.