Now I could be referring to many things, road cycling, Return of the Jedi or even those pesky Ipswich footy fans. In this case though I am referring to print.
As a designer who works around 98% on screen only I am unaware of the tricks and techniques of print design. This gives it an almost mythical quality that I rarely get when I look at a website nowadays. The feel of the page, the smell of the ink and the luscious photography.. all contained within a finite package that won't be tweaked endlessly or amended, that won't look different to another set of eyes and is just sitting there waiting for you to pick it up whenever you feel like it.
Perhaps working in websites has destroyed their charm, all too quickly I am dragging my browser window around to see how the page reacts with regards to RWD, opening Firebug to have a look at how it was coded and generally ruining the illusion.
Perhaps we need to take a step back occasionally and enjoy a website how it was intended! For now though I will carrying on pawing through the issue of Rouleur I picked up at #bikelounge last night...
This year's posts
- - Funny Phonics - An alternative alphabet
- - Inktober - A drawing a day for 31 days
- - Crazy 8s - How they can help any designer
- - Personas, you don’t need them… but they help!
- - Screen Printing Fun
- - The countdown begins
- - In search of perfection
- - Going back to basics with Jekyll
- - The last ride of the year
- - Apprenticeships in the Design Industry
- - It's time to stop being a busy fool
- - The Business of Web Design 2014 #tboWD
- - My favourite band I never saw...
- - My first Parkrun
- - I am sorry Internet Explorer.. this cannot go on!
- - Know when to hold them... know when to fold them.
- - And that is why you don't want to spend too much time swimming and snorkelling!
- - Summer Solstice 2013 - A #microadventure
- - Getting Started with Responsive Design
- - It is OK to hoard... you never know when you might need something!
- - 10 ways to back up your design work
- - 10 ways the role of 'web designer' is changing
- - Time waits for no one
- - Websites are not for designers and developers, they are for users
- - Can you really design purely in a browser?
- - How do you support your ongoing clients with website updates/support? Do you use a retainer or charge hourly?
- - There is something about the darkside...
- - #ecomchat - Enhancing Ecommerce with Mobile
- - The problem with Getting things done...
- - Taking the blinkers off