Low-End Media for User Empowerment

Jakob Nielsen, useit.com

This short article discusses the advantages of using low-end media graphics in website design. The article proposes the benefits of low-end media, such as simple text and photos, versus high-end media, like waving banners, audio and video components. These issues are examined from both a usability and technological perspective.

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