Graphic design Posts

Paul Thornton - Wednesday 22nd February 2012


Are Graphic Designers killing the web?

This week I read a really interesting post on The Guardian about just this topic (you can have a read here), and it got me thinking. The author obviously set out to be slightly controversial (not unusual for readers of The Guardian) and perhaps takes it slightly to the point of exaggeration, but he does raise a really interesting question and one which we’ve discussed here a few times before. So let’s start with one simple fact: designing websites is not the same as doing graphic design. That’s probably upset a whole load of people, but it’s the truth. My very favourite quote about design is from Steve Jobs who said about design that “..it’s not just what it looks like and feels like. It’s how it works.”
(I read his biography over Xmas and couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Buy it here)

So let’s think about…