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From: "Gill, Kathy" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 14:43:17 -0800
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> From:         coneti girimohan[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent:         Tuesday, November 24, 1998 1:33 PM
> Gill, Kathy wrote:
> > > From:         coneti girimohan[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > > Sent:         Tuesday, November 24, 1998 12:32 PM
> > >
> > > Making the logo hot and directing it towards Home is a good idea only
> if u
> > > have a animated logo.
> > >
> > Disagree with the assertion that the logo has to be animated before
> turning
> > it into a hot link. IMO, your logo should ALWAYS be hotlinked to your
> home
> > page -- even if there is another button/link with the word "home." Tests
> on
> > the internal web have validated this opinion.
> I definitely agree abt ur views of providing multiple entry points but
> Louise
> was refering to a scenario where she had to choose between a labeled
> button and
> the logo. Besides, making the logo animated subscribes to the so called
> web
> browser guidelines which was also validated by tests...thats one reason
> why we
> have the Netscape and IE logos being animated.
all the research that i've seen shows that most users don't like senseless
animations - they force the user to concentrate to keep the eye from moving
from content to the spinning whatever. yes, animations are supposed to make
banner ads more "click-through-able" than those that are "plain" -- but i've
not seen research that suggests that **infrastructure navigation** be

be curious to see your research.