well said!!! I concur if only because I believe too many people think that because they read Jakob they are now useability experts or it saves people from having to think about what is the best approach for their own situation <extreme sarcasm> eg. If Jakob says make all links underlined and blue then why would we ever NOT </sarcasm> -----Original Message----- From: David Wagner [mailto:dave at worlddomination.net] Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 2:57 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Jakob Nielsen (was Re: [thelist] scrolling news tickers) >Let me clarify my view (I speak only for myself): I don't necessarily >disagree with anything that anyone has stated throughout this discussion. >I simply wanted to echo Amanda's comment that it's often more valuable to >hear from real-world folks who are figuring out how they should do things >(that's you) rather than from someone who makes his living telling people >how they should do things (that's Nielsen). Frankly, having read this list >for awhile (I lurked for ages), I respect your opinion more than his. >Again, this doesn't mean that I never agree with him, or that his >information isn't valuable, it just means that my _top_priority_ is to >hear it from _you_, with, if necessary, some backup from a linked article. >Authorities are great, when they're right, but: >1. They can't be right all the time, so I like to question them (even >without appropriate research; intuition has value, too), and >2. Dissemination of information is part of the process; it can't always >come from one specific source. >Once again, I've managed to write far too much and say way too little. To >summarize: Nielsen may be right, but he's not on the list. I'd rather >hear your opinion first. >I was too strongly negative before. Please consider this a show of support >for you and other list members, rather than a rejection of other views. -- David Wagner dave at worlddomination.net --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !