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Drupal 7 by David Mercer

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Planning a web-based interface

The tenet, form follows function is widely applied in many spheres of human knowledge. It is a well understood concept that states that the way something is built or made must reflect the purpose it was made for. This is an exceptionally sensible thought, and applying it to the design of your site will provide a yardstick to measure how well you have designed it.

That's not to say one site should look like every other site that performs the same function. In fact, if anything, you want to make it as distinctive as possible, without stepping over the bounds of what the target user will consider good taste or common sense.

How do you do that? The trick is to relate what you have and what you need to do for a website ...

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