when is some too much? WAS RE: [thelist] Link Types

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 2 16:55:03 CST 2003

> From: Mike Migurski <mike at saturn5.com>
> I think that's taking it a little far - these kinds of cultural issues
> are best left to the brand/design/marketing people, not mixed up in a
> discussion of technical accessibility. In your example of black/white,
> I don't think either association is strong enough to warrant a
> makeover.

actually, that's up to somebody who specializes in localization to
address... ideally, your brand/design/marketing/copywriting people
should be aware of localization issues when pushing something to
another region/country/planet/subdimension...

but i agree, that shouldn't be part of a technical accessibility
discussion, as it isn't the best place to address it...

> Big, multinational companies that really have to worry about issues
> like this pay gobs of money to high-level design firms, consultants,
> and linguists to forecast potential culture clashes. I'd be willing to
> bet that they do /not/ leave it up to their webdesigners to determine
> the best background color based on pop-psychological assessments of
> cultural context.

ok, i guess you do address that...

ham, anyone?

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