Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres
Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres
Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres
 
 

Appendix B: Web designers and conversations

From: "Simon Windisch"
Newsgroups: macromedia.dreamweaver
Subject: OT: Design inspirations
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 22:00:11 -0000

What inspirations do you use when creating a web site?

I'm writing an essay for a course on website design on the
categorisation of websites into visual genres.

It seems that there *are* genres out there (The sedate
corporate site, the orange and green gardening site etc.)
but the fundamental question is "Do web developers
design a site with genre in mind?" because if they don't,
then website genres may only accidental.

Your help will be appreciated - Simon

From: "::K e v i n F r e n c h ::"

Newsgroups: macromedia.dreamweaver

Subject: Re: Design inspirations
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 17:02:04 0500
Organization: MM2K

Primarily, I keep a folder that I call "Inspiration". This folder contains
downloaded Web pages that have caught my eye for one reason or another. If there is nothing in my Inspiration folder to spark an idea, then I go to www.coolhomepages.com.

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:: K e v i n F r e n c h ::
M a c r o m e d i a E v a n g e l i s t

From: "Farnaz"

Newsgroups: macromedia.dreamweaver

Subject: Re: Design inspirations

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 14:23:46 -0800

Organization: Kerrisdaleonline.com

Hi Simon, Like Kevin, I keep a folder called inspirations as well. I also
tap into www.lynda.com. I enjoy her books and trust her ability to pick out some interesting pages that are more or less categorized.

About your question on genre, I feel its very much like a basic graphic
design job. When designing a logo for a company, its all about what that
company does and their general image that they are trying to portray. The choice of colors and themes seem to follow the same basic rules.

Cheers

Farnaz Ohadi
Business Director
www.KerrisdaleOnLine.com

From: Simon Windisch
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 14:19:59 -0800
To: Tim Donahue
Subject: Cool Homepages.com Feedback Submission

It's probably been asked a million times before, but how did you
come by your categories, and how do you define them?
I'm very interested in looking at web sites as genres or categories and I'd be
most grateful for your thoughts on the matter.

From: Tim Donahue

Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 09:10:49 -0800

To: Simon Windisch

Subject: Re: Cool Homepages.com Feedback Submission

Hi Simon

no magic -- just cooked them up :-)

Sorry for short response -- gotta run soon...

thanks
Tim