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Re: Three design-related (HTML or CSS) elements for your consideration

From: Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP] <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 17:46:01 +0000
Message-ID: <3E259E59.CA59C379@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Dear Rob -- How lucky you are to have perfect vision,
highly developed aesthetic sensibilities, and a dedicated 
T3 link.  But from your privileged position, try to 
dedicate just a little time to considering the plight
of those who have none of these, yet /still/ need to
be able to comprehend (I won't say "appreciate") the
pages which you create.  If you can do this, you may
begin to see that appearance and aesthetics /aren't/
the be-all and end-all of web design : accessibility,
adherence to standards, and logical markup, are all
equally important, and (from the perspective of those
unable to share your privileged position), perhaps
even more so.

Philip Taylor, RHBNC
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Rob Larsen wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mikko Rantalainen" <mira@cc.jyu.fi>
> 
> > The problem is that amateur web authors generally consider page looks
> > much more important than the content.
> 
> A "problem?" I hate to be the one to step on your utopian vision of the
> secret life of _professional_ web designers and developers, but, in the real
> world "how it looks" is a mighty large percentage of how successful you are.
> Maybe we could somehow reprogram the world so that visual aesthetics don't
> matter. In its place we could install the inherent technical beauty of
> adhering to w3c specifications. Then maybe worrying about "how a page looks"
> could be considered a problem...
> 
> Sorry for sullying the purity of your discussion with my ugly, real world
> opinions.
> 
> Rob
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2003 12:46:06 GMT

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