I recently became involved in an interesting thread in the AIGA Design Education online discussion group. Basically the topic was the increasing complexity and bloating of design software. Here’s a few relevant comments from the discussion:
Back in June I mentioned being surprised by the low number of visitors to this site using 800 x 600 pixel monitors. At the time the exact number was zero. Well it’s increased a bit since then. Now a whopping 0.67% of visitors here have the mini-monitors.
“Untitled Document” is the default page title for web pages created in Dreamweaver and a variety of other web page editors. According to Google “about 32,900,000″ with that title now populate the web. And, if you’re interested (which apparently few people are), according to Yahoo! the number is “about 44,700,000.”
From time to time we’ll recognize significant accomplishments in bad design with nominations to our Bad Design Hall of fame…