What happens when web designers really “get” designing for the web? Sarah Horton, co-author of the Web Style Guide, ponders the meaning of beauty and quality in the context of being a good web designer.
Sarah is a web developer with Academic Computing at Dartmouth College, where she helps faculty incorporate technology into their teaching. In this position she develops instructional web sites, provides faculty training, and establishes policies and resources to support Dartmouth's curriculum. Together with Patrick Lynch she authored the best-selling Web Style Guide. Her second book, Web Teaching Guide, was the 2000 winner of the American Association of Publishers Award for the Best Book in Computer Science. Her latest book, Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers, was published in July 2005 by Peachpit Press. Sarah regularly writes and speaks on the topic of accessible web design.