Etikette & Web UI
February 16, 2010
I've been a web developer for a long time. My work progressed from user interface, to the server-side scripting, to databases. As my work became more specialized, however, my web UI skills emaciated. Recently I had the opportunity to give them a workout when I implemented the new design for Etikette.
By "a long time" I mean more than a decade. That means, when I first started doing this, the default background of HTML documents was an ugly gray and people often covered it up with really bad tiles. Soon after, people decided it was a good idea to use HTML tables to do page layout. Print designers started handing over Photoshop files and, if you were lucky, they set up the guides properly or even exported the file to table-based HTML.
Yes, Etikette's focus is on print design. No, we didn't use HTML tables. Yes, I can do tableless web layout and CSS.
Buy some custom invitations and announcements and maybe we'll get around to that clean-up.