[LINK] Ikea zangelding
Tue, 05 Mar 2002 08:20:46 +1100
At 01:22 PM 4/03/02 +1100, Rachel Polanskis wrote:
>HTML can provide. Then again, finding someone who knows what well
>written HTML is can be a problem these days.
Glad to see this concept coming up again. I just sent a similar reply to
someone reading the list with the following suggestion for approaching
design. I'm sure it's nothing new to linkers, but I'll put here for the
Design for the least sophisticated platform = greatest audience reach
Move up the ladder of technical barriers ONLY after determining:
that it can't be done in HTML/SHTML
that it adds functionality that is crucial to the
message/interaction/objective for the USER
that you can afford the loss of audience with each new 'feature'
that is incorporated
A rank of additions if I recall correctly along with a couple new ones were:
java and other applets
[my comment was: frames, visuals, scripting languages, applets, and the
dreadful Flash/ActiveX options ... If one of the more restrictive options
is undertaken, then for some political reason or some quirk of the
programmer, then the alternative options must be considered as well, e.g.
text navigation links, or else you may lock out people altogether.]
I also put forward this:
the issue of access is several layers deep - structure, navigation
exposure, transparency of editorial contribution and control, language, as
well as technical performance.
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