Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: You've never owned the look and feel ...

Author:James Spahr
Posted:9/28/1999; 4:33:15 PM
Topic:Windows apps on Linux: the real reason
Msg #:11559 (In response to 11558)
Prev/Next:11558 / 11560

Rogers is right that the web designer never is in complete control of
a web site design, and rightly, never should be. Browser preferences
(background color, font settigns, etc.) are there for a reason. By 
over-riding these user-specified settings with HTML and CSS, you are
breaking a crucial rule of usability. 

Give the control back to the user

okay. I have a question. Why do people feel this way? Do they feel that designers have nothing to contribute to the content?

Obviously the design is very important, because there is a desire to control it. As a designer I see this as a lack of trust, and I'm not quite sure how to feel about that.

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