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Fwd: Alertbox: Print vs. Web design

From: Chris Kreussling <CHRIS.KREUSSLING@ny.frb.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 10:59:32 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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In light of recent discussion in this group about trying to emulate print conventions in Web pages, I thought Jakob Nielsen's current "AlertBox" (URL http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990124.html) would be of interest.

<author>Chris Kreussling</author>
<disclaimer>The views expressed are 
those of the author and do not necessarily 
reflect the position of the Federal Reserve 
Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve 

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The Alertbox for January 24 is now online at

Anything that is a great print design is likely to be a lousy web design.
The big canvas size and controlled layout makes print visually superior;
Web interaction can be more engaging, if only designs would focus on the
strength of the Web rather than its weaknesses.

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