Re: "Good" Web Pages

Subject: Re: "Good" Web Pages
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 19:24:48 -0800

On Wed, 29 Jan 1997 13:54:38 MST, mmarkley -at- MICRON -dot- COM wrote:

>Just to get you started, here are a few criteria of my
>own: Good Web pages (1) are easy to navigate, (2) contain
>timely and useful information, (3) contain mechanisms to
>measure their effectiveness (i.e., tracking features).
>What have I missed?

Compatibility suited to the target audience. If you want your pages to
show off your talents to those not-so-easily impressed who have the
latest bleeding-edge systems and high-speed connections, go nuts on the
graphics and quasi-proprietary, quasi-HTML tags.

However, if the pages are actually intended for people in the real
world (ie. reference source, company information, technical support,
those with 14.4k connections, etc.) then try to stick to HTML 3, or
better yet, HTML 2.0 spec... or at the very least, include such pages
as options. Keep graphics to a relative minimum, and keep them small
(8-bit rather than 24-bit color, for example). In short, show a little
more consideration for the average user than for your own ego :-)



Your friend and mine,
Matt
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