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Re: The Web has flexible presentation Re: (Nielsen article)

From: Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 22:53:19 +0100
Message-ID: <49C804CF.4020302@eunet.no>
To: public-bpwg@w3.org
Bruce Lawson wrote:
> Comments inline:
>
> On Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:20:03 +0530, Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no> 
> wrote:
>
>> what you call SOME is 99% of companies creating professional websites.
>> Anyway, by controlling the view, I did not mean "exactly 
>> pixel-perfect". Content is still allowed to flow within small ranges 
>> inside a page.
>
> I'd be interested to see data that supports the 99% figure (as it 
> suggests an overwhelming majority).

and

>
> When I worked in the content pubishing industry, we believed that the 
> content rather than the presentation was all that publishing content 
> is all about.
>
> Can you demonstrate the statistics that support this basic fact? 

yes, I can. And you can too. Here is how:
Go to the Alexa site and pull up the list of the top 100 most popular 
websites:

http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_sites?ts_mode=global&lang=none

Look at each of them with 4 browsers: Firefox, Opera, MSIE (6 or 7) and 
Safari. They all look pretty much identical in all browsers (not 
pixel-perfect identical, but not very far from it). My point stands: 
content providers from all over go out of their way to control 
presentation.
When someone messes with all of that hard work, they typically become, 
mildly put, annoyed.

Luca
Received on Monday, 23 March 2009 21:54:00 UTC

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