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style vs. design was Re: belittling designers

From: Mitake Holloman Burts <mitake@klas.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 15:46:19 -0400
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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--On 10/25/00 2:00 PM -0400 David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net> wrote:

> I far too often see mainstream consumers complaining and multi-clicking
> in frustration over high glitz commercial pages.  Most of the sites I
> know of are glitsy because they want to be for one external or marketing
> reason or another.  Consumers for the most part seem to be concerned
> with content.  They would like it fine if it was useable.

Along these lines, I recently stumbled across this column by Jeff Zeldman

http://www.adobe.com/web/columns/zeldman/20000821/main.html

I think it is indicative of a growing sense for a need to better serve the
needs of a variety of users not just to keep attracting eyeballs. We should
capitalize on this shift in sentiment not alienate the people most need
to embrace it.


Mitake Holloman Burts              mitake@klas.com
KLAS Product Manager
Keystone Systems, Inc.                919-782-1143
Raleigh, NC
Received on Wednesday, 25 October 2000 15:47:52 GMT

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