20+ Of Greatest Web Designer Quotes All WP Fans Must Heed

Webdagene 2011. Karen McGrane. Foto: Eirik Helland Urke

Web-designers are to some extent special human beings. Their routines are not so durable as for the ordinary people since they work on and with the web, a sphere with the fastest dynamism. Here are the most insightful quotes from well-known web-designers to be reckoned with by WP fans and others trying to join this world.

  1. The “keep it simple” principle (KIS) should be the primary goal of site design. Users are rarely on a site to enjoy the design; furthermore, in most cases they are looking for the information despite the design. Strive for simplicity instead of complexity. ― Vitaly Friedman

  2. A Web site is the only medium of semipermanent communication where you can express yourself. ― David Rusenko (CEO, Weebly)

  3. Good design is obvious, great design is transparent. ― Joe Sparano

  4. What separates design from art is that design is meant to be… functional.Cameron Moll

  5. Intuitive design is how we give the user new superpowers. ― Jared Spool

  6. Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that.― Paul Cookson

  7. If there’s one thing you learn by working on a lot of different Web sites, it’s that almost any design idea – no matter how appallingly bad – can be made usable in the right circumstances, with enough effort. ― Steve Krug

  8. On a practical level, find problems and design responses. Not answers, not solutions, just responses. There’s rarely a single right way, so just explore problems and see what happens. Embrace the ebb and flow, the shifting landscape; that’s what makes the web so unique, so special. Understand the medium, appreciate where the web can borrow from other disciplines, and where it stands apart and defines its own rules. ― Simon Collison

  9. A good web-designer don’t need to commute very frequently, thus a good web-designer get her admin stuff done before most clients even get into work. ― Sarah Parmenter

  10. If you think math is hard try web design. ― Trish Parr

  11. Remember, the web isn’t about control. If a visitor to your site is familiar with using a browser’s native form doodad, you won’t be doing them any favors if you override the browser functionality with your own widget, even if you think your widget looks better. ― Jeremy Keith

  12. The user experience design of a product essentially lies between the intentions of the product and the characteristics of your user. ― David Kadavy

  13. We don’t just build websites, we build websites that SELLS. ― Christopher Dayagdag

  14. If you fulfill your users’ desires, then they will become more prone to turn into a customer. ― James Nogas

  15. The difference between someone who is a designer and someone who isn’t is simply that a person who is a designer has done it. My advice is don’t get hung up on labels or position or titles. It doesn’t just happen; it’s a gradual process. You can’t be afraid to jump in there and start doing it. ― Dan Cederholm

  16. Design doesn’t mean that every person gonna like, love it, but that’s the creativity of those eye which creates something different. ― Bijay Chhetri

  17. Use pictures only to attract those who may profit you. Use them only when they form a better selling argument than the same amount of space set in type. ― Claude Hopkins

  18. Limit the use of sliders/carousels because they tend to be ineffective. The first thing the visitor does when coming to a page with a large carousel is scroll right past it and start looking for triggers that will move them forward with their task. ― Craig Kistler

  19. Always consider the human factor: human eye reacts to movement and there is therefore a banner blindness meaning that too many messages on it equals to no messages at all. ― Peep Laja

  20. Web design isn’t just about coding—it’s about understanding human behavior and decision-making. Classes in art, social studies, even (especially!) classes in writing will be as useful as courses in math or computers. ― Karen McGrane