Re: "Good" Web Pages

Subject: Re: "Good" Web Pages
From: Earl Morton <WorkgWords -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 22:13:15 -0500

In a message dated 97-01-29 16:04:12 EST, Mike Markley writes:

<< What is "good" when it comes to Web pages/documentation? >>

For the Web, I would put general appearance high on the list. This includes
colors, font size, and background graphics. Some pages are really gaudy. Some
have backgrounds that make your eyes hurt when you try to read the text.

The size and number of graphics are important for download time. I don't like
pages that take forever to download and then not have the information I need.

It's often a good idea to segment the content in small pieces that download
quickly, and so the user can go straight to the part needed without wading
through a lot of other stuff. But be careful about having too many intro
pages that don't provide any benefit (either in content or navigation).

Earl Morton
WorkgWords -at- aol -dot- com

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