Re: Proliferation of Awful Web Pages - here's help

Subject: Re: Proliferation of Awful Web Pages - here's help
From: Marilynne Smith <mrsmith -at- CTS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 1996 23:31:13 -0700

If you are afraid you place on Randy's list, try "The Web Page Design
Cookbook" by William Horton, Lee Taylor, Arthur Ignacio, and Nancy L. Hoft.
John Wiley & Sons. It's just off the press and will help you keep your head
when you lean toward the orange background with the flashing lime green
letters. <grinning>

I have nothing to gain here, I just want to share a great book with you all.

Marilynne (were you looking at my home page when you wrote that Randy?)
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At 09:14 AM 6/7/96 -0700, Randy Grandle wrote:
>Some reasons why awful web pages are proliferating:

>o The average web author thinks up-front planning is a waste of time
> and designs web pages using an ad hoc, stream of consciousness
> approach.

>o The average web author lacks a sense of design and is color blind
> (a substantial minority are technically legally blind as well).

>o The average web author is either a rank novice or else a clueless
> HTML programming hack.

>o The average web author thinks that bolding all text and using heading
> tags instead of paragraph tags enhances readability.

>o The average web author loves the Mozilla extensions and just
> can't wait to use that dark orange wallpaper in the background with
> blinking lime green text and every other word in red in the
> foreground.

>o The average web author just has to do something with those 30,000+
> pieces of clip art on the CD ROM, so why not use them all in one web
> presentation.

>o The average web author surfs everyone else's awful
> web pages and thinks the awful features are really cool.


>On the average, the average web author is at fault. :-)

>Randy Grandle

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