There are times when I’ll come across an article and, as a web developer, find myself saying “Amen brother, preach it.” SEOmoz’s “How to Ruin a Web Design — The Design Curve” is one such article. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve run into the exact same scenario it outlines, on both professional and freelance projects.
Here’s an excerpt:
As a professional web designer I’ve noticed a consistent trend in the majority of the projects I’ve worked on: The more time that is spent dissecting, analyzing, and critiquing a design by the wrong kinds of people the worse that design gets. The same trend applies to the number of people involved in the design process.
It’s funny because it’s true. That’s also why it’s sad.