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Web Design Mood Board

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by toolman, Mar 4, 2018.

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    Hi there,

    I am applying for a web designer job and have been asked to put together a mood board of my design influences. I've not really made a mood board before, so I wanted to ask for advice on what sort of things I should put on it? Also, do I annotate the items on there?
    Any advice would be appreciated.

    toolman, Mar 4, 2018 IP
  2. deathshadow

    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    I've been programming for forty years, doing web development for near on half that, fifteen of that professionally.

    What the f*** is a "mood board"?!? *** GOOGLES IT ***

    Oh, artsy fartsy halfwitted bandwidth wasting BULL that is the antithesis of sane and rational design, meant entirely to piss on usability, accessibility, and delivery of content to users -- most likely popular amongst marketers and scam artists attempting to dump a can of shellac on a pile and buff it to a fine sheen.

    My advice? Run. Anyone asking for that probably isn't someone you want to work for; more interested in scamming site owners than building useful productive user interfaces; in a "WCAG, what's that then?!?" kind of way.

    Though my "design influences" would probably piss them off, given I hold up sites like craigslist, amazon, ebay, and google search as examples of good design, and 99% of the incompetent trash at awwwards as laundry lists of how NOT to build a website. Goes with paying attention to accessibility guidelines, usability studies by places like nnGroup, and actually focusing on what's REALLY important on a website -- delivering content to users.

    Dimes to dollars said company is the same type of place that is under the DELUSION that Photoshop is a design tool.
    deathshadow, Mar 4, 2018 IP
  3. jainteq

    jainteq Member

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    such a very nice information...
    jainteq, Mar 14, 2018 IP