Recently, I stumbled across an article on LinkedIn, bashing beautiful websites. "Function over Beauty!" the post rambled on in an irritated fashion. Self-proclaiming authority on what is acceptable and what isn't. Boasting that one could simply not have a beautiful website and have it function as well.
Why can't there be both function and visual appeal?
Normally, I wouldn't take offense to such a prideful, self-righteous article. But it bothered me. This woman insisted on sharing her narrow-minded opinion with others as if it were matter-of-fact gospel. And the cold hard truth is, she is absolutely wrong.
You can have both. It's possible and I do it every day. Only web designers who are weak in an area would make it impossible to achieve both design and development.
Somehow, I can't help but feel Apple and Adobe would agree with me.