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Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Idiot's Guide to Design

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: "I do not have a designing bone in my body."

It took me a mere two hours to modify html code, and load up a mock-up site with dummy data. It took me two more hours to struggle with the colors on the stupid, and I mean STUPID-looking menu bar.

Should I use  "gaussian blur", "gradient", "wind" "button" or "blast"? Blast, blast, blast! I never did get it right. And what's gauss got to do with graphics? Why doesn't he stay in electrical fields, where he belongs? 

Eventually the neurotransmitter crossed the great synaptic divide -- I had an idea.  I borrowed the color scheme off of an open- coded website. Not great, but much improved over any of my own  painful attempts.

Let this be a lesson to all you struggling hobby designers. Why invent when you can borrow from freebie sites.


Posted by cscompanion at 8:27 PM EDT

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