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Web Designers (was: The ability to turn off animations in browsers)

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:41:05 +0100
Message-ID: <51B6D491.6000807@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
CC: W3C HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>
Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> On 11/06/2013 08:06, David Woolley wrote:

> 
> It also has a disproportionate number of people who write about "web 
> designers" or "stylists" (in quotes, for effect) to show their disdain, 
> it seems ;)

The reason I put "web designer" in quotes, was that the web is actually 
the hyperlinks that produce a rich network between multiple sites, 
whereas most people designing documents are not interested in designing 
to create such a web, and the network of links is a very low priority.

A web designer is really a designer of media for consumption using the 
graphical rendering capabilities of "web" browsers, rather than their 
web capabilities.

I don't think I have ever used "stylists" in quotes.

I would note that I find a lot of people, at least amongst the over 45s, 
who really would prefer simple, static, "web site" design, and really do 
not like the trend to pop-ups, disguised links, etc.  These are not 
people of whom I've been asking leading questions.

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