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Mike Swaine admits that he is not the typical Web user. He doesn’t use a common browser, and has JavaScript and images turned off. Nonetheless, he has some advice for Adobe’s new Adobe Studio site:

  • Make sure that you don’t keep users with non-standard browsers from reaching your site. Not everyone uses Internet Explorer and Netscape.
  • Don’t assume that your users all have large monitors and run their browsers full screen. They don’t.
  • Leave out the legalese. I shouldn’t need an attorney to figure out what I’m allowed to do on your site. For a good terms of use, take a look at Oxo’s.
Read Swaine’s Frames: An Open Letter to Adobe September 28, 2001 issue of WebReview.com.

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