Patterns vs Principles (was good template examples)
22 May 2006 - 11:45am
10 years ago
I disagree and have a not-hidden agenda that we as a field are too focused
on principles and practices when, as a user, all I need are solutions to
many problems that have already been solved. This industry has thousands of
pages of principles built into checklists and they simply collect dust.
Many design problems do (!) boil down to mundane engineering (visuals, flow,
HTML) details that high-school kids should not be made to rethink every day,
any more than they should be re-creating table logic, whether the table
control in VB, the table code in MS Word, or the table control sold by www.Infragistics.com.
Can you give me an example of a Yahoo (or other) pattern that, when divorced
of its solution details, would better serve the collective user experience?
No principles were harmed in the making of this diatribe.