Denny's Daily Zinger: Desperately Needed—Adult Web Designers
My opinion: The majority of today's Web designers think of themselves and not the reader.
Example: See the order form in the media player at right.
I ordered opera tickets from Philadelphia's leading music venue.
Only two phrases are readable:
• Thank you for your order!
• Single Tickets
Everything I entered appears in light gray.
All else is light gray, light blue or light orange mouse-type.
I once asked long time reader Will Ezell what the hell these untrained, effete artistes think they are doing.
Will said he asked a Web designer why everything was in light, unreadable type.
The designer said, "I don't want it to look horsy."
To which Will replied, "Horse shit!"
Takeaway to Consider
- Web designers are like Emperor Nero. They like to fiddle while the reader burns.
- If your designer's work is unreadable, send it back for surgery.
- If no dramatic changes are made, fire the designer.
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