[LINK] Why Brutalism is the hottest trend in web design

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Jun 4 09:22:55 AEST 2016

On 02/06/16 08:17, Rick Welykochy wrote:

> ... return to the days of simple, easy-to-read lightweight sites.

Yes, but "Brutalism" does not seem a nice name, how about
"literate" web design?

I am using a stripped down design for e-learning. With this I replace 
the usual collection of dozens (in some chases hundreds) of PDF, 
Powerpoint and Word documents for a course with one HTML e-book. The 
e-book uses basic HTML markup so it takes on the style of the 
institution. This is then linked from a short overview web page in the 
Learning Management System, to show the student which chapter to read, 
when. The e-book is also able to be printed as a conventional paper 
book: http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/accessible_ebooks/

I applied this to the Australian Computer Society's "New Technology 
Alignment" (NTA) on-line postgraduate course last year. The course was 
designed by Professor Doug Grant. I kept the videos he recorded for it, 
but converted his weekly PDF documents in a HTML e-book. The course 
starts again 19 June: 

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