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Re: Property "rotate"

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 18:42:41 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105051515421f948289@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

I for one dread the idea of 3D browsing. Usability studies have shown
that users do not function better in 3D space than they do in 2D
space. This my partially be because information is not 3-dimentional,
it is N-dimentional.

So let's stick to the realm of 2D since that's all our displays are
best at and leave the realm of 3D to video games.

Orion Adrian 

> Yep, rotating box models around various axis... would be nice... jaggies
> and all... but its still left to other methods.  Most use paintbox
> programs to fake it... with images, or use contorted SVG or VRML
> operations to accomplish it.  I've seen some abolutely wonderful stuff
> in VRML, and the whole world of 3D websurfing is still ahead.  The DOM
> trees are called 'scene graphs' in that land. When you see onCollision
> and onOverlap hit the box model events, you know we're starting to
> gear-up. :)  3D browsing will become VERY common eventually, and CSS
> styling will take on a whole new meaning in that world.  Can you wait
> for a few years... for when your box models can REALLY rotate... and
> bonk you on the head, and dance like Gilda Gray, or up and fly away on ya?
Received on Sunday, 15 May 2005 23:31:26 UTC

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