Monday, July 28, 2008

The 10 Commandments of Web Design

BusinessWeek, my favorite business site, interviewed a number of top online designers recently and compiled The 10 Commandments of Web Design.

The 10 Commandments are:
  1. Thou shalt not abuse Flash.
  2. Thou shalt not hide content.
  3. Thou shalt not clutter.
  4. Thou shalt not overuse glassy reflections.
  5. Thou shalt not name your Web 2.0 company with an unnecessary surplus of dearth of vowels.
  6. Thou shalt worship at the altar of typography.
  7. Thou shalt create immersive experiences.
  8. Thou shalt be social.
  9. Thou shalt embrace proven technologies.
  10. Thou shalt make content king.

Remember that not so long ago I wrote a post – Web Design 101? In that post, I mentioned that we should keep our blog page simple. It looks like I have got a few of the Commandments right


  1. Cool. But the clients always win, they are the boss. So just design as we are instructed. Haha...

  2. I have 1 more - never add background music.

    It overlaps with the CD/mp3 we are listening to on the PC.

    And the sudden music embarrasses me when I am surfing the Net in the midst of an skype conference. =X

  3. neo
    Yeah, clients always win, but consultants can advise them.

    That's better than me. I sometimes surt Net in the... oops!

  4. oh oh~~~ mine got many things oh~~~ really can effect to the pc ma?

    hui hui~ my name where got guy feel de?? is 100% girl name =)

  5. anne
    I think you page is OK. Some blogs take 1 minute to load on my laptop. That's really irritating.

  6. professional webpages or blog webpages? =P

    but whatever it is..esp blogs

    Th0U sH@LTh n0t wRit3 l1K3 tH1$

    =P hehehhe it just makes readers blind!!

  7. huei
    Confused *scratching my head*