“Make it look like, oh, you know…ebay, maybe?”

Just what do clients really want when they say these kinds of things to you, the web graphic designer? Are they talking design, or function, or capacity…or what!?! In this excellent article by Jack Zeal on the site “A List Apart,” learn what design by metaphor and simile really means.

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  • riddickervin  On December 12, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I also agree with my fellow classmates. As graphic designers were are to take the client’s request and try to fulfill them as best as possible and while doing that make sure that we protect our client so that there is no copy rights broken, so then if you need to change the color or even the font sizes.

  • jamesbatts  On December 11, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Agreeing with my fellow classmates, it is our duty to bring out the fulfillment of our clients desire even if they seem confused themselves. If they say they want it to be like Ebay and such; I take it they would want it to be easily navigational and organized. To me it seems like the designers job to look at what interest people such as colors, and other things that would make people want to come and just browse the site.

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