Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Let's Hope She Never Discovers Format / Font / Comic Sans

I just got an email from a senior manager at the charity where I work. It contained the following gems that made me want to claw at my (flushed from the heat) skin in displeasure:
  1. 'cloud' background
  2. a Microsoft WordArt curly, swirly, 3D date at the top
  3. 5 different font colours

Pray she never creates a homepage.

7 comments:

M-H said...

Reminds me of the first few knitting patterns I designed. Everything I knew about knitting went into those designs. Luckily I never thought to take photos of them. :) It takes a while to figue out that less is more.

The Other Andrew said...

So, bobbles, cables, ribs, argyle patterns.... sounds fetching!

Ur-spo said...

perhaps she does have a homepage?

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

ahhhhhhhh!

how many fonts did she use?

a few years ago I did some web page design stuff with a friend of a friend. do you know how hard it is to convince someone that more is not better when it comes to how many different fonts one can put on a page?

no, really, just pick one and stick to it!

Sunshine said...

Less is more, people, less is more... :P

The Other Andrew said...

ur-spo, I think she's a bit technology challenged for that - but then I guess she DID figure out all the possible options in Outlook...

Speedy, just one font thankfully. My rule of thumb is just a couple of fonts (tops), and ideally from complimentary font families. Rules are always meant to be broken, but it takes a good eye to get away with it.

James said...

Oh dear, if she did have a webpage, I bet it'd be on Myspace. Someone recently commented that the average Myspace page looks like the episode of The Simpsons when Homer created his own homepage,