Everything You Know About Web Design Is Wrong – SXSWi 2009

Just as early filmmakers struggled to break free from the conventions of live theater, after 10+ years Web designers are still trapped in the structures of the past. Forget pages, linear text and other archaic vestiges of design’s print ancestry; the separation of content from presentation has already changed everything.
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  • Is there a full version of this anywhere?

  • so facebook was listening to this guy, recently, hey?

  • Great Info!

  • Fantastic – would love to see more on this!!

  • exactly: design needs to be in on the process from the beginning. it’s not an add-on, it’s not final touches, its not gloss. it’s not just how the paint adheres, it’s how even the frame connects to the body.

  • Great info-tech-mation, we really need to see this and get involved in the real, focus… Great One Sir.

  • Haha FACEbook is just a COOL, boring, nice, and BORING layout, but nice apps.. hehe bottom line? FACEBOOK, you need to hear this.. start having CSS customation… haha

  • The design is what is does…that’s as revolutionary as the Medium is the Message…

  • I really appreciate such a video.Great lessons to learn about web designing

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  • Wow, this guy talks a lot but doesn’t really say anything.

  • Good video

  • Great Video, and some of the points being made are points I have been trying to get across to my clients.

  • the sound is terrible

  • @MrBrotato I agree. Vague and unclear.

  • But what most users want from most websites is content. Linear text presented on pages like they’re used to in books. Web designers may wish that they wanted non-linear, non-text content, but they don’t (yet). At my victoria web design shop, I always stress the design alongside usablility and content, and always update the site as analytics tells me how the user is using the site.

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  • @Jsworld1980 …wouldnt that be a different clip, i think a clip is in itself is considered a single entity therefore the “rest of this clip” is a contradiction in terms suggestive that there is more to this clip, there is no more to this clip but there is another clip that continues from this clip which is another section of the whole seminar before it was fragmented into single clips considered in there entirety as whole..