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Paul Harwood paul at
Thu Sep 1 11:51:46 BST 2011

I know this is all subjective but white space is essential to  
legibility and it is used well here.

> If I want to look at white-space I can stare at the wall some more ;)

That probably explains why you are not a designer; designers tend to  
look out of the window when searching for inspiration. I _have_ seen  
programmers (especially C++ ones) stare at inanimate objects for long  
periods of  time when searching for inspiration.


On 1 Sep 2011, at 10:19, Philip Coombes wrote:

> Yes, I agree, that page works well, though the text in the buttons  
> looks a bit ropey.
> I'm not a designer so am not really bothered about what design  
> philosophy was trying to be conveyed. Really all I want of any site  
> is to be able to quickly and easily find the information I want,  
> which for the most part works here, and for it to be displayed in  
> the most compact and efficient format possible, which it isn't. If I  
> want to look at white-space I can stare at the wall some more ;)
> Phil
> On 01/09/2011 09:57, Oliver Kohll - Mailing Lists wrote:
>> On 1 Sep 2011, at 09:38, Philip Coombes wrote:
>>> Maybe I don't "get it" but I don't find it all that pleasant or  
>>> easy to use.
>>> Phil
>> As a non designer it's all a bit over my head - looks good, seems a  
>> bit slow at the mo, that's about all I can say - but I'm pleased to  
>> see the only page that matters to me is much improved - the  
>> calendar is now full screen, easy to read and has a good week and  
>> day view too.
>> Thanks for that and congrats
>> Oliver
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