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Re: Firefox and Epiphany crash after today's updates



On 2008/02/01 20:58 (GMT+0100) Nicolas Mailhot apparently typed:

> Le vendredi 01 février 2008 à 14:14 -0500, Felix Miata a écrit :

>> It's the other way around. Web deziners almost univerally impose smaller than
>> default text.

> Web designers know that it's easier to sell web sites with small text.

Indeed, it's hard to tell what's wrong with a page that can't be read, other
than it can't be read. The morass of clueless deeziners don't use web pages,
so they don't need to read them.

> Small text looks good on screenshots printed on glossy paper. It's
> terrible on computer screens, but web design is contracted to people
> that went through art schools that emphasized paper media, and static
> photoshopped look-alikes. They don't care about screen media. They don't
> care about usability. They don't care about the text - it's just part of
> the art. And small text looks "serious".

Are for art's sake. It's amazing how the commissioners of that art can be so
clueless of the lack of value of the results.

> Entities that commission web sites always have the suspicion their
> content is not that interesting, so looking good is better than having
> large readable text you'll have to fill in later.

Indeed, http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/SS/SC/sc-livescribe1.jpg should show anyone
with an understanding of the web how useless good looks can be. Only time
will tell whether attempting to submit an explanation of the problem to the
owner of that page will even produce an acknowledgment, much less a resulting
improvement.
-- 
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one
and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall
not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 NIV

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