Re: My Friday-Before-Labor-Day Diatribe [Was: Frame document (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 03:24:46 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199609051024.DAA16953@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: My Friday-Before-Labor-Day Diatribe [Was: Frame document (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 03:24:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time Jeff Leane shaped the electrons to say...
>So here's a challenge to everyone who cares about the web:  Form a
>convincing argument that quality information design contributes directly to
>the bottom line.  Then make that argument, not just to yourself, but to the
>people who need to hear it.  Get off the hermetic www-html list and get on
>the online-ads or internet-sales lists.

But, IMHO, this is a bogus argument.  Take Coke - their site is meant to
be nothing BUT entertainment, and it does a decent job of it.  Of the 
Escape from LA website that has the online choose your own adventure game.
Frankly I found myself wasting too much time having fun playing on that 
site.  It used Frames *heavily* and also relies on JavaScript.  And IMHO
we could do with a few clever and entertaining sites like that.

There are many commercial sites where form *is* more important than
content - because they are selling *style*, not something with lasting
meaning.  People don't buy designer jeans because they last - a pair of
no-name jeans lasts - they buy for the style.

-MZ
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