[Theforum] Demographics

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 7 14:03:59 CST 2001

this would be a lovely thread on thelist...

time to stage a repost...

bring it, madhu...

> From:           	Madhu Menon <webguru at vsnl.net>
> At 11:24 PM 11/7/2001, you wrote:
> >Madhu, this is exactly the kind of stuff I'd love to see more of, but
> >when it comes to design, I'm so ignerrunt I don't even know what
> >QUESTIONS to ask. This list will give me a place to start (if I EVER
> >design a public site again.)
> Joel,
> Like I said earlier, *everyone* was a newbie at some stage. I didn't
> pop out of my mum's womb with writing skills in me. :)
> Heck, I used to do stupid things like underline text 7-8 years back.
> Now I know better (in case you're wondering, it destroys readability
> by making the word appear rectangular - and people make out words by
> the shape of the letters).
> Watch for the next time someone makes a remark like "the brown and hot
> pink colours don't go well on the [xyz] site". Then see if you agree
> with them. If you don't, ask a question like "but why don't those
> colours work? I think they're cool". At this point, someone will
> probably explain a bit about colour theory and what different colours
> symbolise. They may even point you to a site with a tutorial on the
> topic. Now you know a bit more. Rinse, repeat till you reach desired
> level of expertise.
> And to help you on your journey, visit: 
> http://www.mundidesign.com/presentation/index2.html
> Download the presentation and go through it. Some of the graphic
> design fundamentals are explained well.

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