[Theforum] Demographics

A. Erickson amanda at gawow.com
Wed Nov 7 11:13:00 CST 2001

> I see thelist sometimes as more of a "web developer" than a 
> "web designer" 
> list. For example, when someone asks for a site critique, 
> many replies tend 
> to focus on the HTML validity before all else. That's nice, 
> but not the 
> first thing I'd think of. I remember a time when someone 
> asked advice for a 
> site about farm foods or something, and he'd used a blue and 
> gold colour 
> scheme. There were lots of "align this, fix that" 
> suggestions, but no one 
> mentioned that there are very few "blue" food items in the 
> world, and that 
> a more earthly colour combo might be more appropriate. This 
> isn't *always* 
> the case, but it happens more often than it should.

Madhu, just for you I just gave a design critique on the list just now.
It is pretty shocking how quickly the request for a critique went to a
discussion of javascript, browser preference and alt tags. 

- amanda

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