Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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Computers and Internet - Web page style

Web page style

Montage of bad website design.



Some issues

Bad Style

WAP (never good, now gone)

The Internet is as close as we have ever come to the Enlightenment dream of freedom of the press for everybody. With WAP, I used to worry that the mobile Internet could develop into a restricted community like books, newspapers, radio, TV and cinema, with mobile users only accessing data from media "content providers".

I'm not worried about this any more. Anyone who sells such a restricted Internet access will simply be beaten in the marketplace by anyone offering full Internet access.

"Anyone who slaps a 'This page is best viewed with Browser X' label on a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another computer, another word processor, or another network."
- Tim Berners-Lee

ancientbrain.com      w2mind.org      humphrysfamilytree.com

On the Internet since 1987.

Wikipedia: Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I have written something In defence of Wikipedia. It is often a useful starting point but you cannot trust it. Linking to it is like linking to a Google search. A starting point, not a destination. I automatically highlight in red all links to Wikipedia and Google search and other possibly-unreliable user-generated content.