I have been trying some Indian restaurants locally in the UK, specifically those outside London. I usually go in with the hope that the various offerings will not look and taste all the same. To the discerning palate, curries are not gluey, sweet and spicy yellow mustardy gravy. Unfortunately without fail, this is what is served in most places. It is the same with Chinese Restaurants outside London. Not only are the cheapest ingredients used but majority of the restaurants provide food that is laced with monosodium glutamate, and after a while all the food taste the same; lacking in texture, fibre and taste. It really is a shame. So if you want slightly more authentic asian taste, opt for either oriental restaurants in London, or go for Thai restaurants.
It occurs to me that it is the same when it comes to elearning or web related matters. To those who are not web-savvy, the concept of a website is so often stuck with the static pages of what we used to see ten years ago. Or some may think of all the new-fangled social network tools that flood a single webpage or what we now call a blog page. But to those who truly consider both the aesthetics, the users and also functionality, they will be able to tease out the noise from the real features of a page that works. So if you want to develop this sensitivity, just spend a few hours browsing through different sites and think about what really matters. Should you like a page design that works in 2011 -2012, give me a bell and we can talk through this.