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RE: guideline 7.1 about screen flickering (fwd)

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 17:23:29 -0400
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To: <s.livingstone@btinternet.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "'Marja-Riitta Koivunen'" <marja@w3.org>

         Can you provide example sites for what you have encountered? I 
think I know what you mean, but I'm not sure. And, yes, if this is a new 
technology, there will certainly be an increase in it's application to web 
sites as sites try it out. Whether it lasts or not is another matter. If I 
visit a company site because I'm interested in the company, a splashy 
opening page may suggest a very modern company, and delight me. If I go to 
a company site every week to order supplies and have to sit through a 
lengthy animation each time, it will become annoying, even if I liked it 
the first 20 times ....


At 04:18 PM 8/1/01 -0700, Steven Livingstone wrote:

>Just on this note. I recently demonstrated a simple but nevertheless 
>effective example of this kind of flickering.
>Using DHTML (which is becoming more standardized) as client script, you 
>can accomplish various kinds of filters .
>I have encountered gradually more sights which do this as&
>a.       An introductory or splash screen to their sight. Quite often 
>(unlike MOST flash sites) there is no stop. You also cannot stop it by 
>clicking on the browser stop button. My example used a document click to 
>stop it and provided the non-animated version. My fear is that as this 
>gets easier to do many more sites will have stuff like this.
>b.       For some reason best known to god knows who, some creators feel 
>that the site should have a slide show look to it. So as you move from 
>page-to-page, simple DHTML is used to checker in the next page, or slide 
>in the next one.
>c.       Although not really commonplace yet, I guess these filters will 
>be used more and more to provide ads and other multi-media features.
>Now, I should say that relative to most of you I am very new to the 
>Accessibility scene and my best skills lie elsewhere, so these may not be 
>particularly valid points. But nevertheless, hopefully these other skills 
>will help me bring something to the table :)
>Steven Livingstone,
>Author Pro XML 2e and others.

Anne Pemberton

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