We work with several “unified fronts.” This is a place where several streams of work are collected together, in one place.

Some examples:

We can call these things, abstractly, “Unified Fronts.”


Unified Front fits Environment

The unified front is usually adapted to the paritulars of it’s environment or TheMedium. We can imagine taking the GNOME HIG (Human Interface Guidelines – a specification of how a UserInterface for the GNOME desktop should be arranged) and adapting it the web. You could have a bunch of web pages that followed the HIG! Really! It’d look kind of funny, and you’d have to do a bit of JavaScript work to make it happen, but, in theory, it should be possible. But, it would be hard, because the HIG is made for a desktop environment, not for web surfing.

More realisticly, you could have something like the HIG, but higher-level: At the level of visual presentation. This would be color guidelines, artistic guidlines. Things like: “What do the borders look like? How far apart are they? What is the tone of the text?” All these things can be made to work together. Some of the guidelines could be encoded in a CascadingStyleSheet?.

see also: SharedAwarenessSystem, HowStandardsForm.


Why did I make this page? It’s just been something that’s been on my mind a lot lately.

The basic pattern and the basic delimmas seem to reoccur continuously. I’m assembling here the various pieces from different places.

I’m worried; Cybernetic thinking has a way of mirroring in on itself, and it can be tough to decypher the parts of what is going on inside. IdeasLikeStarsAndSymphonies.

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