Web Design In 4 Minutes(jgthms.com)

over 6 years ago from Joe Blau

  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 6 years ago

    Time doesn't quantify the value this site provides through its concept and execution. If it took the author 5min vs 5hours it still achieves the same goal.

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    • Tristam GochTristam Goch, over 6 years ago

      Not really the point I was trying to make.

      We spend so much of our lives educating clients and people starting out in the industry that design takes time. The message here is that that's not true, we've designed a page in a few minutes. The site is a really cool demonstration of styling and principles, but I think the speed angle does it a disservice.

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      • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 6 years ago

        A few nice quotes from the community-appointed Jesus of Design, Mike Monteiro:

        Stop using your work like a time card. If you did it right, it looks like it was effortless.

        It looks like it's always existed.

        Point #10 in this medium post: http://muledesign.com/2014/09/13-ways-designers-screw-up-client-presentations

        While I may disagree with most of the stuff the guy Tweets about, he sure is right about this.

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        • Tristam GochTristam Goch, over 6 years ago

          The point that time spent is immaterial to the value of the work is something I heartily agree with. The problem is; this page makes a big deal out of time spent, and then misrepresents it.

          Getting into value; who is this valuable to? It's hard to see a client getting much out of it, but I can see someone starting out in web finding it useful to see how styling can be layered on. Telling that junior "this took 4 minutes" leaves so much out of the picture, when they potentially would get value from knowing it wasn't effortless, and that hard work was put in

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          • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 6 years ago

            Totally valid points.

            IMO - the time piece or more about how long it takes to get to the "full" website.

            the part of value - shows how valuable design can be in the eyes of someone using this little site.

            Value is totally in the eye of the beholder on this one. I think it does a great job showing the impact design has in a quick, digestable piece that finally isn't a Medium post on X, Y, Z

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