No, it isn't. Generic solutions are dead. Soulless theming and quick skinning are dead. Our solutions have to be better and smarter. Less templates, frameworks and trends and more storytelling, personality and character. Users strive for good stories and good photography; they appeal for good visuals and interesting layouts; they can't wait for distinctive and remarkably delightful user experiences. And that should be exactly our strategy to create websites that stand out.
There are way too many badly designed experiences out there, and there is so much work for us to be done. Proclaiming our craft to be dead is counter-productive, because we showed to ourselves and everybody out there what we are capable of. Last fifteen years of web design were nothing but outstanding in innovation and experimentation. And it's not about to stop, it's just not who we are.
If we can't produce anything but generic work, other creatives will. The web has to get better, and it's our job to make it better. Nobody said that it's supposed to be easy though; if we don't adapt our practices and techniques, we'll have to give way to people who can get it done better than we do—but web design itself isn't going anywhere any time soon.
If you had wings
would you take flight
above the earth majestic?
Ride the wind to kiss the sky,
trip the light fantastic?
Let’s dance on clouds,
let’s laugh at birds,
We’ll spread our wings and fly.
And not another moment waste,
Together, you and I.
- Val Lynn
Also, the length of this beginning yoga tutorial is perfect (for me) for a morning routine (practice?).
Adrienne, I do have a question about the word, "practice," as I hear you mention this in a few of your yoga videos. You often say "your practice." I hear ownership in that word (I know, some of you might be saying, "d'uh") along with an idea that this is a continual exercise or event.
I never hear that in any other workout routine or exercise. For example, I never hear someone who does crossfit refer to their workout as a "practice." Certainly when we talk about sports teams, we understand that members "go to practice," but to hear one's integration of yoga into a daily or weekly routine referred to as a "practice" is very interesting.
When you say this, the pressure comes off immediately. I don't have to "get it right" each time, I just have to strive to understand the posture, the breathing... with a view toward improvement each time.
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