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Re: W3C icon redesigns

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 21:25:52 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200207042025.g64KPqs01840@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> >Heavy "design" almost always indicates that I am going to get dead 
> >links and blank pages without scripting on and have a steep learning 
> >curve working out how to navigate the site.
> That was certainly true two years ago. In my own surfing (an activity 
> more W3C members should engage in), I find such sites are now 
> remarkably rare. "Usabilitistas" have essentially won the battle. 

Er! two out of the four major multinational accountancy firms (one recent
newspaper articles suggests there are only 4 left) blank screen on IE5.5
with scripts off, and one of them loops reloading itself on Mozilla with
scripting on.  Effectively all++ the major UK high street electrical and
electronics goods retailer sites blank screen on IE 5.5 with scripts off
and are completely broken in Mozilla with scripts on (hovering the menu
breaks the scripting).  Such sites are not rare amongst high profile

(If I remember correctly, the looping accountancy firm keyword stuffs in
white on white, so you may see something in a text only browser.)

++ I think all are actually owned by the same company, though.
Received on Thursday, 4 July 2002 16:26:33 UTC

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