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RE: CSS - font-size

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 15:49:34 -0700
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LHEGJAOEDCOFFBGFAPKBGEFICEAA.chas@munat.com>
You like that PDF, don't you, David?

I think that your description holds true for many large corporations, though
not all. Even there, I suspect that there's room to maneuver.

Having mostly worked with smaller companies, my experience has been
different. I find that they usually don't know what they want - they just
want a web site. Usually, I can persuade them to go in any direction that
looks reasonably good to them.

I suspect that a large part of the problem with bigger corporations lies in
the bidding process. The design houses have to make their proposals seem
flashier and more exciting, so they promise the world. If they don't, they
won't get the job. But, frankly, that's a stupid system. It doesn't benefit
the design houses, the clients, or the audience. Maybe it is the nature of
capitalism to produce stupid results (I certainly think so), but surely we
can do better than this.

And I think we're heading that way. The message of usability does seem to be
sinking in, albeit slowly. And the benefits of interoperability and
standardization are beginning to sink in for the corporate world as well.

It is not all one way or all the other, though various members of this list
have tried to portray it so.

Charles F. Munat
Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2001 18:52:03 GMT

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