Of signal and noise on the web

by Francois Joseph de Kermadec

A few years ago, decorators worldwide discovered the "minimal" interiors, featuring clean black walls, clean black carpets, clean black suede chairs and clean black celluloid blinds. The alternative was clean cream walls, clean cream carpets, clean cream suede chairs and clean cream celluloid blinds. Today, we laugh our rear ends off at the thought of the highly depressing world in which our parents (or ourselves) used to live a few years ago. Of course, you can't blame them: they were just off the 70's where flower patterns, groovy colors and orange backdrops were omnipresent. The reaction was inevitable and natural.


2006-04-16 10:43:15
A regular reader of your blogs I wanted to let you know that I totaly agree with you. It is time that we start thinking about it if we want to go ahead in a positive way.
2006-04-16 10:47:49

Thanks for your kind words!


2006-04-16 12:33:20
It's funny that you mention "bright purple and neon orange" not going well together because this page has a large purple stripe between the article itself and an ad for a GUI testing product called Eggplant, and that ad just happens to be orange. haha
2006-04-16 12:43:16

LOL indeed! I actually like that shade of MacDevCenter Purple -- and purple in general. As far as the ad goes, I haven't seen it yet so the choice of colors didn't stem from it but... yes, LOL, just about sums it up! ;^)


2006-04-16 12:47:19
Ads? I don't see no ads. :-)

Firefox + Adblock are a big leap towards improving the signal-to-noise ratio of the Web.

2006-04-17 07:56:47
Tell this to Clemson Univ with their awful purple and orange colors. www.clemson.edu
2007-12-13 03:33:28
It has become very apparent today that social networking sites are increasingly being noticed and are now gaining a lot of traction as to their overall popularity. Internet surfers as well as the advertising industry as a whole are now taking notes, and many are expecting this could have some important changes in the way Internet advertising will unfold in the near term and what to expect next.