Re: [Histonet] ABC of Safe Practices (Gripe!)

From:Philip Oshel

I have to agree with John here. There is *far* too much glitz and 
glamor on web sites that are supposedly for information. HTML does a 
lot, and what it doesn't do, we don't need. Or want. The extra junk 
just slows down browsers and creates compatibility problems.
Recall the old advertising adage "sell the sizzle, not the steak"? It 
doesn't work here. Give us the steak and hang the sizzle.

>Dear Roy,
>The ABC of Safe Practices web site that you
>recommend is impossibly slow!
>After 20 minutes I had not collected all
>the decorated titles, and I didn't collect
>a single word of actual information.
>Why do some writers of web sites
>use complicated graphics instead of simple
>words?  Simple HTML provides for all sizes,
>fonts and colours, and allows rapid
>presentation of real graphics (diagrams,
>photographs etc), with the option to make
>pictures available by clicking on a link.
>The site is an abomination.
>It should be plain text, not modern art.
>End of growl.
>John A. Kiernan
>Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
>The University of Western Ontario
>London,   Canada   N6A 5C1
>Roy Ellis wrote:
>>  A useful resource for members of the list is 'The ABC of Safe 
>>Practices in the Biological Sciences Laboratory' ... written by 
>>histologists ...
>>  can be found at

Philip Oshel
Supervisor, BBPIC microscopy facility
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Wisconsin
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison,  WI  53706 - 1284
voice: (608) 263-4162
fax: (608) 262-5157 (dept. fax)

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