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Page Design Quotes


"Design cannot rescue failed content." - Edward Tufte

"Anyone with a computer and a design program can create a page layout. But unless you're trained in design, it won't look very good and it won't communicate very well." - John Maeda

"White. A blank page or canvas. The challenge. Bring order to the whole Through design, composition, tension, balance, light, and harmony." - Stephen Sondheim

"Luck is the residue of design." - John Milton

"Work for money, design for love." - Issey Miyake

"Predictability and great design are not friends." - Fred Brooks

"Great design is serious, not solemn" - Paula Scher

"Yes, design can make you happy." - Stefan Sagmeister

"Design provides solutions, art asks questions." - John Maeda

"I'd love to design bridal dresses." - Lauren Conrad

"I don't design down to a price." - James Dyson

"Always beware an unsigned architectural design." - Martin Filler

"Page one is a diet, page two is a chocolate cake. It's a no-win situation...." - Kim Williams

"You have to design a story that might appear on the front page of the newspaper for the website. You don't have to design it in such a way that it can be self contained, that it makes sense if you never hit the front page of it." - Khoi Vinh

"Design in black and white. Add color for emphasis, when your design is complete." - Diane Wilson

"Mediocre design provably wastes the world's resources, corrupts the environment, affects international competitiveness. Design is important." - Fred Brooks

"No design is possible until the materials with which you design are completely understood" - Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs

"Another murder I committed made the front page." - Eazy-E

"Ugly design should be rejected, just like nonfunctional design is rejected, just like nonenvironmentally conscious design should be rejected. It's a value." - Paola Antonelli

"At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design." - Jim Henson

"We use the word typography to describe two different things: the design of letterforms, and the layout of typeset passages on a page. Both of those experiences are really important to communicating information, especially when that information involves complex ideas." - Michael Bierut

"Nature expresses a design of love and truth." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Design must be proved before a designer can be inferred." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Design is something you have to put your hand to," - I. M. Pei

"Design isn't just how it looks. It's how it works." - Steve Jobs

"Consensus processes starve innovative design by eating the resource." - Fred Brooks

"Design work doesn't just satisfy requirements, it elicits them." - Fred Brooks

"A good design is not a democratic consensus." - Edward De Bono

"All design is the process of making experiences." - Nathan Shedroff

"A design isn't finished until someone is using it." - Brenda Laurel

"Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself." - Jay-Z

"Design your life to minimize reliance on willpower." - B. J. Fogg

"Bold simplicity is the keynote to good design." - Sailor Jerry

"The design should make the product speak to you." - Dieter Rams

"Forget all the rules you ever learned about graphic design." - Bob Gill

"The dreaded phrase in design circles is 'show and tell.'" - David Carson

"It is difficult to separate oneself from one's design moralities." - David Chipperfield

"I wish someone would ask me to design a cathedral." - Philip Johnson

"As an artist, as I design and lay out a page, the less-important things, things I want you to spend less time looking at, I draw them very small, maybe even silhouette them. The more-important pivotal scenes, I draw them larger, maybe even a double-page spread." - Jim Lee

"Accessible design is good design." - Steve Ballmer

"[...] we must start by inspiring our children with a sense of nurturing their imagination so that they may dream big and then work hard to reach those dreams. Too often, our children spend hours playing Playstation without ever finding out how to build Playstation. They watch television but never wonder how it's put together. They surf web page after web page on the Internet, but are never taught how to design one." - Barack Obama

"Verbalizing design is another act of design." - Kenya Hara

"Design isn't Art. It's not about creating beautiful or thought-provoking things for the sake of it. Design is a discipline creating communication with a purpose." - Ben Hunt

"Desire reveals design, and design reveals destiny." - John Eldredge

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works." - Steve Jobs

"Good design doesn't date. Bad design does." - Paul Rand

"When you say 'design,' everybody thinks of magazine pages. So it's an emotive word. Everybody thinks it's how something looks, whereas for me, design is pretty much everything." - James Dyson

"I've never mentioned this, but when I was at Parsons teaching, the other design disciplines, they don't like fashion design. They see it as very nineteenth-century." - Tim Gunn

"I don't design clothes, I design dreams." - Ralph Lauren

"I studied literature design and fashion design." - Danielle Steel

"Scriptures were just words on a page and my prayers failed to lift..." - Lynn Austin

"I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest." - Helene Hanff

"I want the reader to turn the page and keep on turning to the end." - Barbara Tuchman

"Smite, Smoot, Be rugged and rough, Smut if smitten Is front-page stuff." - Ogden Nash

"A week? Are you kidding? This play has got to close on page four." - Mel Brooks

"Talent is a question of quantity. Talent does not write one page: it writes three hundred." - Jules Renard

"My love was both humble and audacious, like that of a page for his lady..." - Karen Blixen

"This regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time." - Ruhollah Khomeini

"If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape. The spoon and the letter are tools; one to take food from the bowl, the other to take information off the page... When it is a good design, the reader has to feel comfortable because the letter is both banal and beautiful." - Adrian Frutiger

"Traditional horizontal search engines cannot always identify the target audience, niche or vertical industry of a page or site. Vertical search engines address this issue by the nature of their design. They identify sites according to more specific criteria and sometimes even by human input." - Marc Ostrofsky

"Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living." - Agatha Christie

"The boundaries of design are the same as the problem of perception." - John Hench

"Simple design, intense content." - Edward Tufte

"Good design is long-lasting! It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated...." - Dieter Rams

"You make your own luck. Luck is the residue of design." - Larry King

"Don't worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop." - Jeffrey Zeldman

"Information design addresses the organization and presentation of data: its transformation into valuable, meaningful information." - Nathan Shedroff

"Delete, delete, delete and at the end find the 'core aspect of the design'" - Achille Castiglioni

"Think more design less" - Ellen Lupton

"In a democracy only will the freeman of nature design to dwell." - Plato

"Market-driven design builds the success of the product's marketing into the product itself." - Seth Godin

"Three ingredients of luxury lifestyle design are time, income, and mobility." - Tim Ferriss

"Good design is forever." - Van Day Truex

"Design isn't just about making things beautiful; it's also about making things work beautifully." - Roger Martin

"I love clothing, and I would eventually like to design as well as act." - Zoey Deutch

"Good design is honest." - Dieter Rams

"Design is people." - Jane Jacobs

"Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love." - Louis Kahn

"Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable." - Donna Karan

"Everything is design. Everything!" - Paul Rand

"Design is everything. Everything!" - Paul Rand

"I wanted to be a decorator. I wanted to interior design homes and do everything myself." - Ursula Andress

"Design is an unknown." - Geoffrey Beene

"Apart from photography and music videos, I also do graphic design." - Anton Corbijn

"A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality." - Donatella Versace

"Britain's great strength is its innovative, design and engineering natural ability and we're not using it." - James Dyson

"Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space." - Philip Johnson

"Design is everything." - William Merritt Chase

"Good design doesn't date." - Harry Seidler

"Building design isn't trendy." - Kevin Mccloud

"I love design." - Venus Williams

"Pinterest users never know what they will find on the site. To keep them searching and scrolling, the company employs an unusual design. As the user scrolls to the bottom of the page, some images appear to be cut-off. Often, images appear out of view below the browser fold. However, these images offer a glimpse of what's ahead, even if just barely visible. To relieve their curiosity, all users have to do is scroll to reveal the full picture (figure 25). As more images load on the page, the endless search for variable rewards of the hunt continues.
" - Hooked

"Cartooning is completely different from other media: it is closely related to film and prose, other narrative forms, but the skills needed to realize a story are very different, and include not only drawing and writing dialogue and narration, but graphic design and the ability to depict time passing visually. It's a whole suite of skills that has to go into making a comics page, skills that are quite distinct from those that go into writing a page of prose, or making a film." - Jessica Abel

"Words on the page are never prisoners of the page" - Sonya Hartnett

"I mentioned Ellen Page on Twitter in a tweet. It was like, "I met Ellen Page last night and she's so beautiful and lovely!" So then we started talking." - Evan Rachel Wood

"Sometimes it can be really exciting, but I avoid the blank page now. What I do is hand write everything. When you're hand writing, there's never a blank page, really. There's so much you can do with that." - Gerard Way

"Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page." - Cornelia Funke

"The world is a great book, of which they that never stir from home read only a page." - Saint Augustine

"May you find good hunting, swift running, and shelter when you sleep. (Leafpool to Ashfur, page 1)" - Erin Hunter

"Here we meet, on the page, naked and unadorned: shorn of class, race, gender, sexual identity, age and nationality." - Will Self

"If a dedication page were to precede the total of my work, it would read: To the glory of Man." - Ayn Rand

"The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry." - Harold Stephen Black

"Good design means as little design as possible." - Dieter Rams

"Content informs design; design without content is decoration." - Jeffrey Zeldman

"Design is not art. Design is utilitarian, art is not." - Massimo Vignelli

"The difference between good design and great design is INTELLIGENCE" - Tibor Kalman

"In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design." - Steve Jobs

"If you can design one thing, you can design everything." - Massimo Vignelli

"Design isn't risky-change is. Good design mitigates that risk." - Jeffrey Veen

"Good design is good business." - Thomas Watson Jr

"Design is thinking made visual." - Saul Bass

"It would be nice if we could design a virtual reality in Hyperbolic Space, and meet each other there." - Donald Knuth

"Silent moments are valuable! They give you a good opportunity to design new paths in your life!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Always remember the essence of Christian holiness is simplicity and purity: one design, one desire: entire devotion to God." - John Wesley

"Grid systems in graphic design" - Josef Muller-Brockmann

"Today's Politically Correct "historical Jesuses" are no different, being mere clones of the scholars who design them." - Robert M. Price

"Most people have been brainwashed into believing that their job is to copyedit the world, not to design it." - Seth Godin

"Good design is serious business." - Alan G. Lafley

"The laws of physics ... seem to be the product of exceedingly ingenious design... The universe must have a purpose." - Paul Davies

"When we think about what might go wrong, we're more likely to design something that goes right." - Seth Godin

"Criticism per se does not worry me. I've always solicited it as part of the design process." - Rem Koolhaas

"Software and hardware design is less different than software designers think, but more different than hardware designers think." - Fred Brooks

"Design really can be anything." - Paula Scher

"Design always has a purpose." - Paula Scher

"I like playing sport. I'm a bit of a design enthusiast, and like spending time with my girlfriend and mates." - Nick Daloisio

"I tried a dozen different modifications that were rejected. But they all served as a path to the final design." - Mikhail Kalashnikov

"How do you design it so that people can form a space of their own, and feel quiet and contemplative?" - Michael Arad

"I do very little industrial design. I'm asked a lot, but I certainly don't see myself as an industrial designer." - David Chipperfield

"I've always loved interior design." - Genie Francis

"I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting." - Jim Henson

"Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products." - James Dyson

"I don't particularly follow the Bauhaus school of design, where you make everything into a black box - simplify it." - James Dyson

"Design works if it's authentic, inspired, and has a clear point of view. It can't be a collection of input." - Ron Johnson

"Golf course design is exciting." - Tom Kite

"Good design should be honest." - Ferdinand Porsche

"Good design is good business." - Ian Schrager

"Good design is good business." - Thomas J Watson

"People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It's not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know it was missing." - Paola Antonelli

"Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration." - Jeffrey Zeldman

"Good design is innovative 2. Good design makes a product useful 3. Good design is aesthetic 4. Good design makes a product understandable 5. Good design is unobtrusive 6. Good design is honest 7. Good design is long-lasting 8. Good design is thorough, down to the last detail 9. Good design is environmentally friendly 10. Good design is as little design as possible" - Dieter Rams

"Pray on all occasions." Unlocked page 38." - Karen Kingsbury

"A page of good prose remains invincible." - John Cheever

"Be an empty page, untouched by words." - Rumi

"I don't have a Wikiquotes page." - Matt Mullenweg

"Everything has already begun before, the first line of the first page of every novel refers to something that has already happened outside the book." - Italo Calvino

"The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page." - Anne Enright

"I was satisfied with haiku until I met you, but now I want a Russian novel, a 50-page description of you sleeping." - Dean Young

"I handed in a script last year and the studio didn't change one word. The word they didn't change was on page 87." - Steve Martin

"I'll turn the page on a growing empire of classified information. We'll protect sources and methods, but we won't use sources and methods to hide the truth." - Barack Obama



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