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Subject: Re: UKNM: Flash - saviour of the Universe???
From: Clay Shirky
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 09:12:10 +0100

> I mean, would a good creative say to his/her website producer: "I
> think we need less graphics and more text and every box or line
> should have a square edge"? NO, and that's not really a creative's
> job. They want to do fun stuff that looks cool and gives them a good
> 'portfolio'.

I cannot think of any possible meaning of the word 'good' as in 'good
creative' that includes putting personal preference above quality. Art
is the thing where personal vision is tantamount - design, on the
other hand, is in service of function as well - a visually striking
chair which is not comfortable is a failed chair.

Good designers know how to make things which are good looking _and_
easy to use. Anyone who puts desire for a portfolio piece in the queue
ahead of this imperative should be fired at once.

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