Friday, September 23, 2011

Real Work Conversations: More Lightning

Intern: "I don't know, I just don't like the way it comes out."

Me: "Yeah, that instruments-on-each-side design sounds like a good idea, but it just doesn't work. So... go find a picture with lightning, and use that for the background on the page."

Intern: "Seriously?"

Me: "When was the last time it didn't rain on that festival? Make a sample page with lightning."

Intern: "Okay..."

{time passes}

Intern: "How's this?"

Me: "Hm... the bottom's a little dark. Find a picture of one of our crowds, and put them down there."

Intern: "The boss is going to kill us both."

Me: "But it will be funny."

{time passes}

Intern: "Take a look."

Me: "You know, that actually works."

Boss: "What works?"

Intern: "This version, with the lightning and the crowd and the band towering over them. Please don't kill me."

Boss: "No, I like it. It's definitely better than that guitar thing. In fact..."

Yes, sometimes this really is how pages get designed.

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