Chapter 01. Fresher Styles for a Changing Web

 

THERE’S A DESTINATION A LITTLE UP THE ROAD

FROM THE HABITATIONS AND THE TOWNS WE KNOW

A PLACE WE SAW THE LIGHTS TURN LOW

JIGSAW JAZZ AND THE GET-FRESH FLOW

 
 --BECK

In 2001, I wrote a book called Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the Underground. At the time, the dot-com bubble was still relatively intact, bandwidth had increased enough to make Macromedia Flash a viable web design option, and wars were raging in the web design community over which best practices would prevail. Would the web become a minimal, text-centric channel of efficient information delivery (the web as database interface model), or would it become a high-bandwidth interactive entertainment channel (the web as interactive ...

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