TAILIEUCHUNG - Taking Your Talent to the Web- P29

Taking Your Talent to the Web- P29:It was a simple solution to a complex problem. On one side, thousands of designers and art directors are eager to take their talents to the Web but aren’t sure how. On the other, web agencies could not find enough good web designers to get their work done. | Taking Your Talent to the Web 401 Inspirational Kingdom http brags precision design and special interactive features as well as advanced and super-funky JavaScript tricks. For instance loading an interview or special design feature in a pop-up window causes the original window to be grayed out by means of a full-screen layer swap. Special mentions Joe Jenett s Coolstop http was an independent portal to fine design and original content long before there was even a category for such sites and continues to fulfill its mission with clarity focus and integrity. Its spiritual predecessor was Glenn Davis and Teresa Martin s Project Cool still operational but not the same since its founders departed. Notice that nearly every site mentioned is a noncommercial independent site. Coincidence Read the Time Life Books. Believe us when we tell you that the sites listed above are not even a fraction of one percent of the best such sites out there. And there is always room for more which brings us to our valedictory address The Independent Content Producer Refuses to Die This book is written for professionals in a competitive market. Consequently we ve spent most of our time talking about job skills present and future. But designers do not live by bread alone not even when it s really good bread. We ve said it before and we ll say it again If the Web is fascinating simply as a medium rife with challenges and rich in possibilities it is even more alluring when you consider its low barrier to entry. This medium does not merely permit you to publish your own work it begs for it. 402 HOW Never Can Say Goodbye The Independent Content Producer Refuses to Die From a purely selfish point of view most of today s best-known web designers are famous for their personal sites not for their commercial projects though these are of course viewed and respected . Fame may seem a silly thing to seek but it sure doesn t hurt when you re looking for your .