Re: Web accessability

Subject: Re: Web accessability
From: Arlen P Walker <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 11:00:00 -0500

Bauhaus was a design philosophy that found concrete expression in architecture
in the early part of the century. At its worst, the Bauhaus school created
bland functionality and nothing more, with no decorative touches. Concrete and
steel boxes.

The reference to a "Bauhaus era of web design" meant that as harried web
designers tried to fulfill the accessibilty requirements they might take the
easy way out, and strip their sites of everything but the essentials.

I'm not saying that accessible web pages can't be creative and beautiful. The
simple, clean lines of the best of the Bauhaus school carried grace, elegance,
and beauty, and I'm sure that accessible web pages can carry creativity and
style forward in much the same way. I'm just not sure that we'll see more of
that approach than of the blandly functional one.


Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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