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doug --- off the record

Just as I posted my thoughts about the change in theme around here, I read this article. “Goodbye to 8 Design Elements Whose Time has Come“.  I had read a similar article recently and it gives some things to tink about and most of this will be in context of my recent change.  I’m also smiling thinking of the website design courses that I’ve taught over the years.  Yeah, I do go back to Notepad…

The Drop-Down Menu
There was a time when this was the most desirable thing in website design.  Probably in its earliest incarnation, it was a good idea.  But, once people realized that they could add drop-down menus, they appeared everywhere.  Especially when you learned how to make a menu function just by hovering your cursor over the hotspot.  How annoying it is to reach a website with these beasts all over the place…

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