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Re: Slashdot adopts images as category generalisation.

From: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 20:39:10 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <20011018193910.74075.qmail@web10002.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Jonathan
I think that the use of images to convey categories
has been around for a while (at least 1 year) on this
site.
In response to your post I went to the site and of the
5 images on the top right of the site.

Television.
Technology.
The Courts.
Hardware.
Microsoft.

the only one that 'made sense' to me first off
(without having to look at the associated tool tip)
was the Television.

That may or may not be relevant (I don't know) because
I guess we all need to go through the learning curve
of associating an image with a concept.

The images are a relief from the huge amount of text
however <grin>

Cheers
Graham



 --- Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
wrote: > I don't visit http://www.slashdot.com often
enough
> to know when this
> happened, however it seems successful to me.
> 
> Anyone have a clue when this was adopted?
> Will WAI take note?
> 
> btw I recently chose the MonaLisa to link to the
> Louvre.
> 
> tx
> 
> jonathan chetwynd
> IT teacher (LDD)
> j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
> http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still
> the best picture directory
> on the web"
>  

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