Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why writing for the Web is not writing for printing

Introduction Writing for paper printing has been developed and improved throughout centuries while Web writing is rather a new field. Adapting rules from the traditional writing to the Web should be done with care. The basic Web writing rule is … Continue reading

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Usability between information design and information architecture

1. Labelling the field of information design Many English dictionaries do not define “information design” as such, probably because “information design” is a new concept while “design, like information, is a much overused term, sometimes referring to the superficial attractiveness … Continue reading

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Good visual composition on the Web

Designers normally consider the most appropriate balance between text and visuals when combining them to improve and enhance Web communications. They make sure that the right visuals are used for the job. Whether it is about the Web or paper, … Continue reading

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Why traditional compositional elements matter on the Web?

In art theory, a visual composition is made of elements which are distributed harmoniously into a whole. These compositional elements could be lines, points, forms, shapes and colours. A designer uses them as tools to communicate something, be it emotions, … Continue reading

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Web publishing: Turning 20 years in the field

I met Gerry McGovern who gave a lecture on web satisfaction and users task management. During his great talk I just realised that I spent 20 years in the field of Web publishing. I have designed my first website in … Continue reading

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If I would cross the river

I have known Geneviève Damas for some years, but have had no time to read any of her books, I must admit. I went to see her while she met her readers at the “A livre ouvert” bookshop on 15 … Continue reading

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Music, a language everybody understands: An evening with Gatto’s and Giordano’s sonatas

I first listened to Vieuxtemps’s Violin Concerto No. 4 when Lorenzo Gatto performed it in Bucharest as a guest of a concert offered by the Belgian EU’s presidency in 2010. Gatto, the Rising Star of 2010-2011, impresses through his performance … Continue reading

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