Re: Web vs. paper (was Re: implementation of FIRST-LETTER - possible problem)

Peter Flynn (pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie)
02 Oct 1997 00:52:27 +0100


Date: 02 Oct 1997 00:52:27 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
In-reply-to: <v0311073db056fa8e5caa@[205.149.180.135]> (message from Walter Ian
To: walter@natural-innovations.com
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199710012352.AAA28961@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: Web vs. paper (was Re: implementation of FIRST-LETTER - possible  problem)

Walter writes:
   Definitely. I think the reason there are so many "unwieldy" web sites
   out there is because the designers came from a print background and are
   thinking the web is just digital paper (which should be .pdf, .evy, .cg,

Actually it's the printers who understand the problem first. The
designers are mostly just brought in by the sad acts in Marketing
who have been told by the boss to "do something about getting us
one of the 'web' sites" and have no clue where to start.

I wouldn't worry about it too much, it's a passing phenomenon: the
Web will move on from here.

///Peter