At my company we try and educate the client that you need someone at the top. A person who can tie it all together. Scott Wolpow Public CTO Netalytical At 09:55 PM 2/8/04, you wrote: >The recent questions about methodology got me thinking. Is web design >marketing or is it software development or is it IT? Some companies have >the web design person working for IT, others have this role in marketing. > >Where I work I started in software development, but now and am in >marketing. Software developers have a better approach to building things >than marketing, in my opinion, because it seems clearer what the >requirements are. > >Working in marketing seems frustrating to me because there aren't any >other requirements than what the boss thinks "looks good" or what he >thinks will provide "the best user experience." This subjectivity makes it >difficult to get requirements, or meet them, because what "looks good" can >change by the next day. As for user experience, this doesn't seem to mean >usability, but rather that the user be blinded by colors, marketing >messages and branding. > >Is this pretty normal for web design as a whole? Or is the approach more >typically to use a more reasoned approach like software development? > >-- >* * Please support the community that supports you. * * >http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > >For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and >archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !