RE: web animation

Subject: RE: web animation
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 15:38:15 -0000

>Frankly, you sound like someone circa 1970 saying
there's no need for color TV, or a 1990 PC user reacting to the Macintosh by
pooh-poohing integrated sound cards. Not only do I disagree for Web sites, I
disagree, at least in the abstract, for what we would call technical
communication on the Web.<

I have seen some fantastic use of animation on websites. It's aggravating
and counterproductive, though, if the website gives you no choice and/or no
warning that you are about to enter an animated website. (www.guardian.co.uk
uses animation for various examples, but invariably as an added extra - you
don't lose out if you can't play, and you are always warned when you are
about to play an animated map or feature). I'm happy for a webdesigner to
use all the resources available - but I greatly prefer the webdesigner who
remembers that a large proportion of Internet users have dial-up modems. The
two are not incompatible, either.


Jane Carnall
The writers all stand around a cauldron chanting and occasionally tossing in
a small Flash. Unless stated otherwise, these opinions are mine, and mine
alone. Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and
outwith my control.


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