Good web design should be invisible, it’s the content we’re after

Friday, 5 November, 2010

The Undesigned Web: the separation of design and content – thanks largely to web technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) – is complete, allowing website users or readers to take a site’s content, and usually by way of third party applications, fashion the way they view it however they choose…

But in the 21st century, Internet standards have successfully separated design and content. The two live more interdependent lives, sometimes tightly tied and sometimes completely separated from one another. The message is now free from the medium. It’s that separability of design and text that has led to the third wave of the web, in which readers (or what some would call end-users) are in control of how the content they are reading looks. And, as it turns out, many of those readers like their designs to be as minimal as possible. Call this wave The Undesigned Web.

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