web's eye view
05.06.96 [current] and [back] issues
alan levine ~~ Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction ~~ http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/eye/
Web Pages That
state of the page is in transition. Background textures are
passé (tired) and solid bgcolors are in (wired).
Look Like Web Pages
But beyond that, a guy named Dave Siegel is blasting new terrain
into what can be done.... mostly with the use of space!
Curious? Then check out
Severe Tire Damage on the Information SuperHighway
So what is it all about? This is not the typical hip java-
slobbering gizmo worshipping, but a return to the art of
typography and design. Rather than continue to just talk
why don't we just let you take a stroll on over to
and see for yourself how it is done.
What we have done here is to provide a copycat
version of what is possible. Some of the key elements
include "non-standard" spacing between sentences, white
space margins, drop caps, and paragraph indentation. The
HTML can end up looking pretty cryptic, but that is all
behind the scenes ("Ignore that man behind the curtain!")
You certainly will wait a long time until PageMill
or Microsoft's latest concoctions (acquisitions) can
produce this. Get down and dirty with HTML. Now.