The Evolution and Art of Web Design

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Sometimes it's easy to take the design ideas that shape our online experience for granted, forgetting that thousands of decisions go into the look and feel of each site we use. From HTML to Flash and beyond, the PBS Off Book series explores what makes a good website in their latest short. Jeffrey Zeldman describes the transitions from HTML to Flash to HTML5, Jason Santa Maria discusses his design process, and user experience strategist Whitney Hess talks about why barebones Craigslist is still a great site.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/the-evolution-and-art-of-web-design/262670/