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Re: article: The beauty of single columned sequential text"

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 11:51:47 -0400
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To: "Danny Ayers" <danny@isacat.net>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
This has more to do with sequence of content rather than where you go
from the page.  it is still just as easy to hop around the page or go
somewhere else that is indicated.  The difference though, is that the
page is much clearer from a usability standpoint to many but not
necessarily all readers.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Ayers" <danny@isacat.net>
To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 11:43 AM
Subject: RE: article: The beauty of single columned sequential text"


Now at : http://www.clickz.com/design/write_onl/article.php/896561

A quick comment, the author's key point is :

"The delivery of your key messages, in the right sequence, within a
single,
central column of text can work wonders."

In many cases, this probably holds true. But I think it should be
rejected
as a general rule, among other reasons, for one pointed to by the author
of
the piece : "A single principal column of text makes life easy for the
reader and gives you a great deal more control over the sequence in
which
information is delivered to the reader."

Controlling the sequence? Doesn't this rather undermine the benefits
offered
by hypertext in the first place? If we wish to deliver propaganda, all
well
and good, if we wish to deliver information for the benefit of the
reader,
then surely allowing them to control the flow will be the aim.

Cheers,
Danny.

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Danny Ayers
http://www.isacat.net

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