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Re: rationalize presentation [was: Use consistent presentation]

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 04:29:40 -0500 (EST)
To: <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>
cc: Slaydon Eugenia <ESlaydon@beacontec.com>, <gian@stanleymilford.com.au>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201160427170.20590-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well, yes it does, except that highly stylised text (the extreme end of what
can be done with CSS, and beyond) has major legibility problems and should be
regarded as a graphic icon. Imagine using the lettering in the IBM logo to
write a couple of lines of text - although most people could figure it out,
it isn't particularly legible.

In which case I think there is a pair of graphic icons. And I think our
proposals then become the same thing.



On Tue, 15 Jan 2002 kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com wrote:

  Charles, what about using navigation icons which contain gif or jpeg
  images of text, and also supplying text links as well?  The quality of
  text effects you can get in CSS is woefully limited, thus reducing the
  types of designs available to use.  However, having both highly
  stylized gif/jpeg text _and_ text-only, scalable-size text links lets
  you have your cake and eat it too, if we are talking about a single
  UI/document model.


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