Web Design In 4 Minutes(jgthms.com)

over 6 years ago from Joe Blau

  • 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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