Re: Re[8]: Project X

Subject: Re: Re[8]: Project X
From: David Jones/KSBEISD <David_Jones/KSBEISD -dot- KSBEISD -at- DATAHUB -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 10:02:40 HST

I like seeing the URL, too, for those times when the site hasn't updated a link
properly. Then I can backstep through the parts of the URL until I get
something that works, and go hunting from there.

I don't like imagemaps, either. I think because designers (especially those
coming from a graphic design background) are so easily tempted into throwing
huge images at me. (I may be behind the times, using a 14.4 modem, but I
suspect there are still a lot more people browsing sites at that speed than at
28.8 or the T1 speeds that some web pages seem to assume everyone has.) If
there's a text link shown, fine, I'll take that link while the image downloads.
If not, I have to really want something from the page to make me sit through
the download. And that's a dangerous attitude for me to have if the page is
trying to sell me something ...


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Date: 09/04/96 02:12:25 PM
Subject: Re: Re[8]: Project X

> How many customers are really so bothered whether the hotspots are
> rectangular or not? Wouldn't they prefer to be able to see the URL of
> the link the cursor is over, rather than some meaningless number?

> Don't know to the first question, probably not for the second.

Gotta disagree with you here, Arlen. I would rather see the URL.
Of course, I generally dislike imagemaps.

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