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The Cicada Principle and Why It Matters to Web Designers

by on Apr.08, 2011, under development, Internet, web design

One would not have first thought that the amazing world of cicada spawning cycles and web design have anything in common at all. However, through this insightful article, Alex Walker shows us that irregularity in our designs can lead to beautiful solutions.

when you notice a distinctive feature — for instance, a knot in some woodgrain — repeating at regular intervals, it really breaks the illusion of organic randomness. Maybe we borrow some ideas from cicadas to break that pattern?

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