Sayable Design

I've read Lore's blog on and off for a few years. She has a way with words. But just today I found her Sayable Design site via a friend. If you're looking for help with a graphic or web layout, check her out.

If you aren't looking, I still say check her out, and here's why:

When you remain within the confines of screen size and follow the path of website-owning masses, you typically get no more than a visual re-shuffling of CSS and pieces of code moved here and there until they please you. It's like having seven items to hang on the living room wall but only room for six. So you lay them out on the floor, moving and looking, rotating and looking, measuring and looking. In the end, you hang what you like where you like it. Fair enough, but Lore said heck with wall size. Maybe she said, What wall? I'll hang eleven items if I please.

I remember listening to a Disney employee who gave a talk about doing a lot with little. The company had purchased a large sum of acreage and told the design team, "Put something here." The team asked, "You mean like a theme park?" to which Disney replied, "Whatever you want."

I would have thought theme park too - an understandable mental boundary. Yet for creative types, boundaries need to be mobile. Adam and Eve had a garden full of ingredients and God said, "Mix something here." It amazes me that by Genesis 4, there were already "tools of bronze and iron" and early versions of musical instruments. I don't know how much time elapsed in those few chapters, but seriously? We started with a garden and ended up with harps?

Mind-boggling.

Okay, Lore didn't make a harp out of stuff she mined from the earth, but she did something fun and you should go see it. Sayable Design.

4 comments:

Sam Van Eman January 20, 2011 at 10:33 PM  

Yes, and did you have fun sliding about?

Melissa,  January 25, 2011 at 2:40 PM  

What a fun and surprising website!

Monica Sharman February 2, 2011 at 11:22 AM  

Ooh, thanks for the tip. This is something I'd like to learn about, big time. I'll go check it out.

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