On 13 Jul 00, at 23:22, Dr Richard Heeks wrote:
> stick to text; no frames, no pictures,
I detest frames, even when I have great bandwidth (which
I don't right now). However, the recommendation about
pictures seems a bit extreme, though, don't you think?
How about a general "page weight" limit of 50k? If
someone uses a good image editor, many pictures can
be reduced to a few k that take little time to download.
One might also suggest avoiding pictures that do not
convey content. A picture of a feeding center in the
drought area of Northern Kenya would be helpful with a
story about feeding centers, as it conveys relevant
The guidelines for visually impaired users probably also
help those using email URL services. Guidelines (see
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/) in many cases urge
designs suitable for synthesized speech readers. The
techniques render a better "text only" conversion as well.
This is perhaps a benefit to the bandwidth disabled who
set their browsers not to load images.
Jeff @ Nairobi
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