SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: World's Worst Web Site
RE: SIGIA-L: World's Worst Web Site
From: Andres Sulleiro (andres_at_iconmedialab.com)
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 19:38:02 EST
Is one of those situations where...
1. if the image/icon does not tell you what it is that you need a rollover
effect, then why not have it on all the time?
2. if the image/icon is clear enough that it does tell you what it is, then
why have it at all?
A lot of times, not always necesarily, but a lot of the times it is a
conflict between the "cleanliness" of the page versus the clarity of the
message. sometimes to have lables on all icons adds to the "noise" of a
page, and could be perceived as confusing.
No, I don't answer the question, I just give the question my own twist. :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org
> [mailto:owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org]On Behalf Of
> Maribeth Sullivan
> Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 4:59 PM
> To: Christensen, Kent; 'SIGIA'
> Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: World's Worst Web Site
> At 03:11 PM 2/6/01 -0700, Christensen, Kent wrote:
> >Did you see the article at
> I love Nielsen's "scratch-n-sniff" metaphor for stuffing
> messages in alt
> tags. This design method seems to be on the rise. I noticed
> that Cnet's
> news.com selectively uses the same peek--boo technique on its
> new monster
> ads (e.g. "Click here!").
> Aside from accessibility issues, do any of you think this
> kind of use for
> alt tags is a legitimate information or navigational aid?
> Granted, Sony's
> site is bizarre, but has anyone seen this done well?
> -Maribeth Sullivan
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