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luxorxul@yahoo.ca (Gerald Bauer) writes:
>   Now onto the quote collection:

I'm pretty fond of this bit myself, a tasty bit of agitprop straight
from the Longhorn docs on Adaptive-flow Format Documents :
The advent of the World Wide Web posed several challenges for designers.
Print media never required the adapting of layout to different media
shapes. However, when pages were viewed using the World Wide Web, it was
impossible to predict the size of the window in which the document would
be viewed or the personal preferences that would be selected by the
viewer. As a consequence, a document that looked great in one format
might display poorly on another. While HTML and Cascading Style Sheets
(CSS) made strides toward remedying this situation, the results were
often less than ideal because the specifications were applied without
regard to the readability of the page.

Adaptive-flow format supplies what designers have always lacked in
flexible page layout—a display surface that adapts its specifications
appropriately to maintain design concepts while still allowing readers
to express personal preferences.


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