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An Intuitive Interface

Great interface design has longevity. It defies trendiness. The box grid appearance is popular and trending right now in web design and tablets, mostly due to the influence of WordPress and Microsoft. Not too long ago and for more than a decade, the dimensional look of drop-shadows and bevels were the trend and the accepted style. . . .

 

The Predicament of “Unknown” Artists: Preserving Their Legacy

Artist create their work in the hope of sharing it with the world. But in all practicality, even if an artist manages to achieve a considerable degree of exposure during their lifetime the challenge remains—what will happen with their work after they are gone?. . . .

 

How Big Is It? —On Scale in Art

The first time I saw Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) in person I was surprised at how small the painting was. But as I stood in front of it, its smallness vanished and I was drawn into an intimate experience. Its size lures you into an intuitive understanding of the delicate and subtle process of painting and da Vinci's mastery of brushwork.. . . .

 

Speeding Up/Slowing down

One the most tragic losses of the late twentieth century is the ability to take the time to reflect on our actions. I often hear people comment on how they don’t have the time to do this, or that, because they are so busy. Clearly, the number of hours in the day itself has not changed, but the perceived stress of accomplishing things quickly, or more efficiently is certainly a factor. . . .

 

Intuitive Web DesignAnd why WordPress Fails

The year 1984 will always stand out for me—aside from the obvious reference to
George Orwell's masterpiece novel, it was also the year that Apple released the Macintosh computer, which for me was a major unveiling. It changed my life. I began using the Mac back in 1985, and to most people who followed all the developments in personal computing at the time, the Mac OS was a true revelation. . . .