We get better design when we understand our medium. Yet even at this late cultural hour, many people don’t understand web design. Among them can be found some of our most distinguished business and cultural leaders, including a few who possess a profound grasp of design—except as it relates to the web.
Jeffrey Zeldman writes a very insightful A List Apart article on the role of web design in the grand scheme of life, and the challenges and tasks we face. Oh, and write down this quote, because it will be around for a while:
Web design is the creation of digital environments that facilitate and encourage human activity; reflect or adapt to individual voices and content; and change gracefully over time while always retaining their identity.