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Re: Marquee

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 18:50:46 PDT
Message-ID: <19980515015047.21464.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org, lawranc5@airmail.net
>From: "Lawrance Family Member" <lawranc5@airmail.net>
>
>>Marquee effects, along with blink effects, should be abandoned
>>entirely. Whoever invented them should be dragged out into the street
>>and shot.
>
>
>Do you like Animated Gifs that clog up the server better?
>-Joey

I didn't say that. Still, anigifs have their place (which is not to say 
that they aren't overused, far from it -- more than one on a page is 
really pushing it). It's just that somewhat more aesthetically pleasing 
effects are possible with animated GIFs than with the generally 
awful-looking and limited BLINK and MARQUEE tags. Still, I wouldn't even 
consider using animations for text effects. IMHO, text should stay still 
so I can read it without getting a headache.

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