[thelist] Is Target dead

RUST Randal RRust at COVANSYS.com
Fri Jun 18 06:21:44 CDT 2004

David Dorward wrote:

> This is good. Usability studies almost inevitably come to the 
> conclusion that new windows are harmful (and lead to panicked 
> users wondering why their back button is greyed out).

While I agree that opening new windows may decrease usability in
content-driven Web sites, it is a nearly a necessity in a Web
application. Clients always seem to want this functionality for wizards
or to view summarized information of an account.

To me, the argument against spawning new windows is old and a bit worn
out, especially when it comes to complex Web apps.

Randal Rust
Covansys Corp.
Columbus, OH

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