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Comments on: Some stuff about DesignNotes and why you should please blog too http://designnotes.info/?p=1495 Testing & Sprinting Sat, 27 Jan 2018 04:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 By: Bojhan Somers http://designnotes.info/?p=1495&cpage=1#comment-99459 Sun, 24 Aug 2008 08:57:06 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1495#comment-99459 I have always enjoyed reading your blog, you can sparkle new interests and write honestly about anything you see. I don't think you should be so lightly on the just experiment part, a lot of people consider writing to be one of the hardest skills. Some thoughts are just hard to put onto paper and a lot of bloggers tend to get burned out on not meeting the expectations they had of their own writing. There are probably a million ways to avoid or meet this problem, but people are still perfectionists if they don't see themselves acquiring the skill quickly they move to something they can do better.

I have always catered blogs who take care of there layout, those who optimize over time instead of a new layout every 1/2 years. It is really not that hard to tweak, it just requires experimentation and testing.

I can see why you are looking for different point of views, but I think you're not controversial enough. Many of the ideas you throw out are good and are to far from beign discussed where they are conciderd realistic. Maybe getting closer to the realistic state is when discussion can happen – adding this realistic touch to your ideas is really in the details of how you write them down in your blog posts.

By: Jason http://designnotes.info/?p=1495&cpage=1#comment-99460 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 20:15:51 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1495#comment-99460 Hey, this is a great post. As someone who started their first blog a few weeks ago, I can relate to the reasons and goals of gaining some insight into various design topics (along with getting a little exposure). I don't care about getting mass amounts of traffic as much as having viewers that care about the content, and are able to contribute to it.

It took me some dozens of hours to complete and tweak the design of my site (a process that like you might not end), but you're correct – the content is more important than the design. As designers we need to get the look perfect, but we seem to forget that the majority of our readers are probably using RSS readers anyway!

By: Adrian J.K. Shum http://designnotes.info/?p=1495&cpage=1#comment-99461 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 19:32:29 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1495#comment-99461 Excellent observations Michael. You've made some very interesting points… thanks for sharing your thoughts (as always), it's very much appreciated.

By: Mix http://designnotes.info/?p=1495&cpage=1#comment-99462 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 18:54:11 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1495#comment-99462 Funny you post this comment today. I'm a regular reader of your blog (silently) and just restarted my own a couple days ago (not live yet) for some of the reasons you've listed. I did have one for awhile but it was mostly for personal reasons. I've gotten to a point in my work now that I'll find something cool or take a bunch of different theories and methods and put them together to code or design something really beautiful and I miss having a conversation about it. I miss being able to share it with people who would be able to appreciate it and maybe apply it to their own work or improve on it or even better, tell me it's bung for reasons a, b and c.

This used to be a reason for forums and messageboards and while those are still around I think in the design and web design community these conversations have evolved to take place around blogs. Probably because you never really got to play with the whole forum layout to suit your agenda 🙂