[thelist] UI Standards

Sean G. ethanol at mathlab.sunysb.edu
Wed Jul 31 20:20:01 CDT 2002

> All of this becomes even more complicated when one considers that
> the UI of
> a site will change considerably, based on the technologies in use, plain
> html, Flash, Java, DHTML, etc.


I don't think you should so casually accept UI is so dependant on
technology.  The 'U' in UI stands for User.  If you expect users to change
the way they work, or play, because you choose DHTML over Java or whatever,
you'd best give them a good reason.  They will change, like the movement
from television to the web, but they need proper motivation, like movement
from television to the web.

> Is there even a generally recognised standard for UI as far as
> websites go?

Underline links and leave the status bar alone.


Sean G.

"Sorry doesn't put thumbs on hands"  -Homer

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