Daily Bookmarks 04/15/2007

css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design

  • CSS resources and examples. Collection of CSS designs by multiple designers based on one sample file. All CSS is under a CC license (although images are not).
     – post by christyinsdesign

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design  Annotated

  • Article explaining principles and purpose of good web design. Includes a definition of “good” web design, a design process, and layout considerations.
     – post by christyinsdesign


The most important thing to keep in mind is that design is about communication. If you create a web site that works and presents information well, but looks ugly or doesn’t fit with the client’s brand, no one will want to use it. Similarly, if you make a beautiful web site that isn’t usable and accessible, people may not be able to use it. Indeed, the elements and functionality of a finished web site design should work as a single cohesive unit, so that:

  • Users are pleased by the design but drawn to the content…
  • Users can move about easily via intuitive navigation…
  • Users recognize each page as belonging to the site…

2 thoughts on “Daily Bookmarks 04/15/2007

  1. One of my favourite web design books that I recommend during my workshops as well is STeve Krug’s “Don’t Make Me Think,” which sums it all up rather nicely n’est ce pas?

  2. Hi! Nice to see you from the TCC conference!

    You know, that book has been on my list to read for a while, but I haven’t gotten around to it. I’m glad you mentioned it though, since it reminded me to find it. I just put a hold on it at the library.


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