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Old 08-28-2002, 04:16 PM
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Kevin makes a good point. Just as a passing comment I would suspect that designing a site to be quick loading, not full of fluff and feathers thus allowing folks to easily and quickly gather the info they need would be the way to go...but I could be, and probably am wrong...Our connection speeds up here are mostly in the 19k range and sites that take too long to load just dont get looked at....I am darn near totally Web ignorant so forgive me if what I just said does not make sense.... Tom
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Old 08-28-2002, 05:39 PM
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What it comes down to is what risk you are willing to take. If you are a professional web designer, it is about making the site as compliant as possible for what your client wants, and if they even care if some people can't view their site. Some of them don't even want to bother - the want what they want on the site regardless of who is able to view it.

As for photo retouchers with their own businesses, you take a risk of loosing a customer with each enhanced feature you put up without an alternative. If you want an ugly, brochure-ware site, with basic information and text, then have at it - you might gain some customers that you would have lost, but you also might loose some that you would have had with a nicer site. Personally, a company's site is a huge factor in whether or not I use their service or buy their product - not the only factor, but a significant one.
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Old 08-28-2002, 08:13 PM
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Is it possible to have a "Nicer" ( I assume you mean attractive, eye catching, interesting) without loading it up with items which take a long time to download or require the instillation of special software to enable viewing? I am not being snide here...I have little web experience, no HTML knowledge, just a perspective which originates from having very slow Internet service and hating to sit watching the "fuel gauge" display creep along slower than paint drying. Remember ,not everyone lives in Urban areas with high speed internet access. Shouldnt the goal be to catch the widest audience possible while making the site as user friendly and interesting as possible? Tom
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Old 08-28-2002, 08:46 PM
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Shouldnt the goal be to catch the widest audience possible while making the site as user friendly and interesting as possible?
Very close, and certainly usable, but not entirely correct.

The goal is to catch and keep the best qualified audience.

Sometimes that's high-tech users, sometimes it's not. (net software tools vs, well, most anything else)

Sometimes it's people who are very much concerned about presentation, sometimes it's not. (art vs accounting f'rinstance.)

If you don't know who your potential customers are, then 'widest audience possible' IS correct. But most companies have some information about their intended/expected customers, and for most of them, it's not the universal widest. (ABC, NBC, airlines, newspapers, sure. Most people...no.)
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