Mike Kus 06 December 2010 Thanks for all you comments :) @Suleiman Leadbitter @Luke Jones @Mazilu Teodor @Ali Stone Thanks for your input guys! I understand your frustration about clients steering the design in a certain direction but this is something that every designer encounters, it’s just part of the job. I think the very least we can do in these circumstances is just make sure we’re applying our styles thoughtfully and in a way that aids the functional design of the site. @Alex Morris You’re right, some of these treatments aid the usability of a site design. I don’t object to this. It’s the thoughtless application of style that I’m referring to. @TheFella thanks :) @Carl Rosekilly Thanks for your comment! I don’t think clients or budgets are the issue here. The article isn’t about breaking the mould either. The key message I was trying to get across is that when we apply an aesthetic to a website we should do so thoughtfully and make the style relevant to the content of the site. @Matt Hamm @Russell Bishop You’re right, this has happened to me.