Web pages

Subject: Web pages
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 14:10:16 -0700

>>OK, Richard. I plead ignorance. Why, then, are there all those
>>web pages that scroll down forever?

>Because their authors haven't learned how to work in the new medium yet.

Or possibly because they don't understand screen sizes, although this is
less likely. Still, the screen size problem is a mistake I made when I
first started. The developer (namely me) has a nice big color monitor
(1024 x 768). Many of my readers have very small color monitors (640 x 480).
Now I'm stuck with a bunch of material that looks fine on my machine -
and I can't resize it without redoing everything.

There's a funny story about this. Sun is one of the big interface people
pushing the "no scrolling" rule. And they developed their Web pages on
huge 15" screens. Guess what happens when you look at their pages...

David (The Man) Blyth
Technical Writer & Web Site Designer

The usual disclaimers apply - I don't speak for QUALCOMM, they don't speak
for me....

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