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It is about use

Nick Finck

June 18, 2004 at 8:50 AM

Jeffrey Zeldman has published a quite lengthy post on his site, something we haven't seen in a long time. The post talks about a design he and his company have been working on and details various comps that were made and which one the client choose. The post is Production for Use. Jeffrey goes on to say, "Design, whether it's automotive design or web design, is about use." Which is so true. To give you another example, read this excellent post about the Digital Web Magazine redesign by Donna Maurer: The proof of the site is in the reading. Just another example of why you shouldn't make judgment calls at first glance, actually using the site will show why some design decisions were made.

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