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I always appreciate it when colleagues enclose links to sites they like,
because it's a quick way to locate useful sources.
However, I'd like to alert others about the icon site you gave: the
icons might be very good, but the site has so many ads that they're
difficult to view/locate; some of them even obscure the content,
including one for gambling.
Oddly, I've seen sites referenced in program books (e.g., HTML, web site
construction) that turned out to be just as bad or worse, including huge
popups for Adult content, etc. I imagine that they've changed over time
(at least I hope they weren't that way when they were originally
included), but it always gives me a creepy feeling when it happens. I
even wonder if those sites crammed with advertising are a good way to
pick up a virus.
Just a comment. Perhaps before we (list members) send out a link we
could check it, or at least note that it's maintained by ads? Any other
From: Lisa Hickling
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 6:52 AM
Subject: symbolize roles
Let's not debate an approach that you are obviously happy with and which
addresses the needs of your audience. If it's icons you want, then icons
you shall have! Please see Leo's archive at http://www.iconarchive.com/.
Tell him I sent you! Kidding...don't know Leo but he has quite an
assortment in .ico and .gif formats (a number of which are
freeware)...that makes him an instant pal!
This discussion however reminds us of the great need that exists for
help paradigms/systems that support adaptive (not conditional) content.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to dynamically tailor content to user
access rights, without the associated dentistry! Hfinger has more to say
about this at http://blogs.msdn.com/apblog/archive/2005/05/04/414666.aspx.
"The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words."
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