More K.I.S.S. - This Month’s Digital Web Magazine
With the theme of K.I.S.S., this month’s issue of Digital Web is hot off the presses. Here’s what you have to look forward to:
- Keep it simple, stupid! is this month’s Feature Article, by Pär Almqvist, providing refreshing commentary and insight about what simplicity really means.
- Site Planning, the Red-Headed Stepchild of the Web, by Ben Henick. Clearly Ben and I have similar ideas about what simple means - design for the user, and keep it simple (see my last column, Site Design: K.I.S.S.)
- This month’s ProDotCon by Peter Fielding: Grit Meets Grout. Peter talks about "Why?" What’s it mean to collaborate, contribute, share, to be part of an innovative, creative group?
- An Interview with Matthew Linderman and Jason Fried, the Genius of Simplicity by Nick Finck. Fascinating interview with 2 of the 4 people behind 37signals. Find out their thoughts about design, what inspires them, and more.
- A review of Macromedia’s Dreamweaver 4, by Jesse Nieminen. This is a thorough, well done review that will give you a good idea of this new version’s features.
- Here’s a snippet from the latest DigiSect by Stephen Van Doren, Simplicity: The Cobbles of the Designer’s Path:
"Without knowledge of your audience, you cannot design for simplicity. Likewise, when you know who is going to be looking at your work, you can form a good idea of how to present it. That’s universal. It cannot be stressed enough in any design practice, whether on paper or on the web."
There’s an abundance of knowledge available via this month’s Digital Web and all the previous issues' archives, too.