The color sites intrigued me the most. It always fascinates me how the change of colors can affect so many things. And how the good sites use only a few colors effectively.
The ideabook.com article had a lot of good points: KISS (keep it simple stupid), low tones, and few colors. Everything we read seems to point back to the first thing anyone learns about architecture: Form Follows Function. But I like to add Frank Lloyd Wright’s insight to that:
â€œForm follows functionâ€”that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.â€
â€”Frank Lloyd WrightÂ [source]
Mr. Wright is a great architect, although I do think a lot of his stuff (like modern ‘art’) was a bit wacked, but I totally agree that form and function aren’t separate things that fight for the outcome of the project. Like so many things in life, it takes a combination of things to make a whole. (Boy, that sounds deep. I sure am on my way to being a scholar with comments like that. 😉 )
Anyhow, the more I code and design, the more I like things to be simple and plain. This is for a couple of reasons. One, it makes it easier to read, follow and learn. Two, it’s easier to build and maintain. Three, I can’t design worth beans anyway. Hence my awaiting the future classes with great anticipation.
It’s awesome to see everybody (especially me) turning clunky first drafts into blooming works of art. Keep at it y’all!