In the last days i visited a lot of collections of “sets”. And realized that they belong to different culture than collections of graphics.

“Free sets” were trying to achieve harmony and overcame the limitations of the browser. They are predecessors of templates.

“Free graphics” were web as it is. modular and wild. not trying to imitate anything.

I need to rearrange my timeline of webdesign by putting set makers in between amateurs and “professionals”.

And I was happy to meet this page. A “free set” met “free graphics”: border, divider, navigation buttons, the “welcome” header and background belong to a set and visually fit to each other. But the page’s author couldn’t resist to improve it with a 3D bullet graphic from somewhere else. And the latter dominates the page’s appearance.

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