In case you've ever wondered where the "wooden table" cliche comes from in the comments, here's Web 0.1, originally posted on 2006-05-11 ...
One policy that I strictly follow is that the examples I post here come from professionals. I believe it's important to let the learners learn and, therefore, consider school assignments, messageboards, and hobby projects to be "off limits." But really, how fun are rules if you can't break 'em every once in a while? Especially when there's an opportunity to present a website design technique that Justin recently came across. It's called flyer-to-print-to-photo-to-print-to-scan-to-web (or, Web 0.1):
- Using your favorite word processing software, design a flyer that contains the information you'd like to convey to your website visitor
- Once designed, print the flyer on a color printer
- Lay the printed sheet of paper face-up on a table, preferably a clean, wooden table
- Take a photograph of the flyer using a camera, preferably a digital
- Download and print (or develop) the photograph of the flyer
- With a normal scanner, scan the photograph of the flyer
- Upload the scanned image to a frame on your website
Here is a screenshot of one early adopters of this technique ...
Though it may not seem to visible in the screenshot, the designer certainly went with the preferred technique of the wooden table / digital camera.