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. 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.


  2. 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?

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