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Re: Guide to Guidelines

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 13:08:43 -0700
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To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Cc: love26@gorge.net (William Loughborough), Lila Laux <llaux@uswest.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 07:37 AM 9/12/2000 , Anne Pemberton wrote:
>Myself, I liked very much William's site that included graphics. The result
>is a much more inviting presentation. The criticism of the animated
>graphics as a "bad idea" is misplaced. The first time I viewed the page, I
>didn't even notice there was animation until I had gone through the whole
>page and returned to the top to look it over a second time noting the
>details including the animation.

However, this illustrates a fundamental problem with the animation
itself -- if it _doesn't_ stand out, and if it _can't_ be noticed 
as animated, then it's not a good design element.  The purpose of
using animation, on the web, is to _make something stand out_.  If
an animation fails to do this, then it's clearly gratuitous!

--Kynn, pretending he's a web designer

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                    http://kynn.com/
Director of Accessibility, Edapta               http://www.edapta.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet   http://www.idyllmtn.com/
AWARE Center Director                      http://www.awarecenter.org/
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