Design is a series of decisions. When you know enough to make good decisions, everything you design looks better. And it’s not hard. Anyone can do it, even you!
Maybe it’s because I’m such a visual person, but I see a lot of really bad design decisions out there. I’m ready to call them what they are: dirty design deeds.
They’re cheap and they’re easy to abuse. You can avoid them once you know what they are.
In recognition of these dirty deeds, I’ve created a Please Stop list. If you’re using these techniques, please stop. Now.