Marty's Notebook
Web Design 1 Fall 2015

Web Design is painting with coe instead of acrylics

Web design, in 2015, is a fascinating and rewarding medium for artistic expression. I like to think that I am “working in CSS and HTML” the way I “work in oils or acrylics.”

The left side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks involving logic, language, organizational skills and HTML code.

The right side of the brain is considered to be best at expressive and creative tasks, including color, images, intuition and expressing emotions.

Researchers have demonstrated that right-brain/left-brain theory is a myth, yet its popularity persists. Why? Unfortunately, many people are likely unaware that the theory is outdated.

Perhaps you've even taken an online test to determine which type best describes you. You've probably spotted at least a few infographics on Pinterest or Facebook claiming to reveal your dominant brain hemisphere.

The important thing to remember if you take one of the many left brain/right brain quizzes that you will likely encounter online is that they are entirely for fun and you shouldn't place much stock in your results.

In reality, good web design demands the full use of the full range of all your abilities: logic and color, organization and creativity, logic and emotion.