On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 04:35:21 -0800, wrote:
Frankly, both of you are off. Dorward wasn't being snotty or sarcastic a
all. He was just being to the point. There is a difference. The trouble
is that the text-only format of usenet conveys no emotion unless you use
emoticons or something and Dorward just didn't. (Actually, he did, even.)
No one cares that you are an expert in math or physics. At least not in
And at least 90% of the answers you might receive on a topic are going
to be helpful. They just might not be the answer you are looking for.
Dorward gave the answers he did for very specific reasons, and he was
leaving it up to the OP to find out the details. But his answers are
spot-on as far as web design and HTML are concerned.
I'll even repeat them for you:
* Use real links
* Read the FAQ about ampersands in URLs (the one that the validator links
to in its error message about them!).
Now, back to the OP, first of all, why on earth do you want every link on
every page to be a "button"? It breaks the navigational pardigm that has
been developed over the last dozen years. Web surfers (the people) are
used to seeing underlined links as links and know by now that that is what
they should click on. HTML forms were never created with navigation in
mind. It seems, frankly, a little bass-ackwards to do it the way you did.
And here is more info on ampersands:
Google is your friend.
Allright, getting late. later...
 Just made that number up, but "a lot" would work.
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