Eugen: To be honest, you’re right—there isn’t a lot about the article that’s super specific to web design. That’s intentional. Ultimately I wanted to have something that I’d feel comfortable handing to a new staffer in memo form, so a lot of what’s discussed is fairly universal and easy to digest. That said, what I mentioned in the intro still stands: the techniques discussed function best when used iteratively, which is a notion that web designers should be particularly adept at. That’s true for design in general, but there’s so much of our craft to which that notion is core.
Jeffrey: The question, “What does this do?” actually sprang up as a reply to “I just don’t like it.” A way to shift the tone of the conversation away from “feelings” and over to “facts”. It won’t always work, but the conversation that results is almost always far more constructive.
Oliver: Thanks for the kind words.