On Saturday, July 03, 1999 7:30 AM Freeman Craig Presson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>It looks to me like the www is going through a sort of adolescent
>fascination with graphics and gadgets.
Going through? The phase is almost over, in my view. Or, at least, graphics/gadgets have been the norm for years, especially with people putting up new pages.
>However, an increasing number of designers are learning to use
>colors and graphics wisely, which is good. I find gratuitous
>graphics, animations, and especially background music quite
>annoying on web pages.
>This is not to say that any of these things can't be used to enhance
>the presentation, just that they have to fit, not be used just because
It's a matter of developing good taste, I think, as opposed to flashiness for the sake of flashiness. It's like the difference, to me, between _2001: A Space Odyssey_ and _The Fifth Element_.
>On a really good page, you don't notice the color scheme and are
>not distracted by any of the media stuff unless you're specifically
>thinking about the design. Content rules.
In a way, I'm sorry I started this thread, but it's hard to know where a thread will go. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my web page.