Probably a year ago, I founded JoPHP, Jordan PHP User Group. Sadly there were barely two people interested in PHP back then.
Jad posted an email to JoLUGs mailing list last week mentioning a PHP meeting, I got very excited and went there. To my surprise more than 10 people attended the meeting.
First thing we decided is to reset and revive the group. Big Thanks to Jad, for his endless support to Jordan’s Open Source communities.
Currently I’m reading a very interesting Information Architecture book called “Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web”.
The first chapter starts with a sentence that exactly explains how I’ve always felt about an idea that I’ve always argued with friends( designers ).
“Design is an old craft; digital is a new medium”
This is what many designers who design for the web need to understand. Web Design is way beyond Thinkin outside the box, or being a creative psycho artist. You need to understand the science of web design, you need to be very familiar with the technology before you call yourself a web designer. A utopian web designer would be a designer who can think of elements( I like to call them widgets ) that can be represented natively in the target technology( HTML, CSS, JS ).
Although I want to write more, but I beleive blog entries longer than two paragraphs get ignored… and my writing skills suck.