How true is this. Jeffery Zeldman, from A List Apart discusses the dangers of the lack of distinction between Style and Design. Mostly he decries the lack of effort on the part of the web design community to focus on hard core usability and design. Instead, they spend time emulating the style of really successful designers, focusing on cool, but limited in usefullness, technologies like flash that only work in the best browsers on the fastest machines.
It’s really all about content, and usability for the majority of web users who spend most of their time reading text and looking for specific information. Although technologies like flash are really cool, and the recognition they recieve is great, there are more important things that are getting ignored because of all the hoopla surrounding the prettier technologies.