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Re: Multiple Text Decoration Values

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 17:15:05 -0700
To: "Bigelow, Jim (XHTML-Print)" <jim.bigelow@hp.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BD09F70B.48F3E%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 7/1/04 4:57 PM, "Bigelow, Jim (XHTML-Print)" <jim.bigelow@hp.com> wrote:

> 
> Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com  wrote:
>>> From: Tantek Çelik [mailto:tantek@cs.stanford.edu]
>>> On 5/9/04 10:21 AM, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>>>> Is it 
>>>> worth keeping in the spec at all?
>>> 
>>> I don't think so.
>> 
>> I do.  If authors want to blink things, it's much more ...
> 
> Clearly, this is matter of style and opinion.
> 
> My personal opinion is that in general twirling logos, blinking text, bells,
> sirens, and whistles a bad idea and show an under developed sense of style and
> presentation -- similar to what Edward Tufte terms "Chart Junk" [1] -- and is
> decoration intended to substitute for the hard work of producing excellent
> content. 

I agree 100%.  We can even provide a specific term for such
blinking/animating abuse: <dfn>blinkJunk</dfn>.

> Jim
> 
> [1] http://www.washington.edu/computing/training/561/zz-tufte.html#Chartjunk

Tantek
Received on Thursday, 1 July 2004 20:14:39 GMT

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