by "The Wise One!!!" <cardpro(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 5 Aug 1998 05:30:58 -0500
 To:  "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat(at)>,
"Mary Henderson" <mary(at)>
 Cc:  <hwg-critique(at)>
 In-Reply-To:  neu
  todo: View Thread, Original
Just because it's in a book doesn't necessarily make it right. I think the
authors are just repeating it because that's what they read and learned in
the past.

An analogy would be the old "radial tire rotation" advice for your car. A
lot of mechanics still say you have to rotate all radials on the same side
of the vehicle (no crossing) and at one time that was true.

Not anymore.

Things change.

Alan S. Atwood

"Before the beginning of great brilliance,
     there must be chaos.
Before a brilliant person begins something great,
     they must look foolish to the crowd."
- The I Ching

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hwg-critique(at) [mailto:owner-hwg-critique(at)]On
> Behalf Of Bonnie Granat
> Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 1998 12:54 AM
> To: Mary Henderson
> Cc: hwg-critique(at)
> Subject: Re:
> Every single HTML reference and instructional book
> that I have seen in the last five months has
> strongly recommended designing for the lowest
> resolution.
> Graphics do not _have_ to be too small on a larger
> screen if you use percentages instead of pixels.
> I regret that I do not have any examples of the
> sources of this advice about resolution and design
> at hand right now. If I am able to locate any of
> them I will post them.  Surely I am not the only
> one who has gleaned this fact while learning
> I may not be the greatest internet-savvy person in
> the world, but I am not sticking my head in the
> sand or making this up -- this is truly the advice
> that is being given.  It is incredible to me that
> you all are saying virtually the opposite.
> Someone out there _must_ have read the same
> sources as I did.
> Bonnie Granat

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