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Platinum Edition Using XHTML™, XML, and Java™ 2 by Andrew H. Watt, Mike Morgan, Jim O'Donnell, Eric Ladd

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Trends in Web Site Design

When the Web was growing at its fastest rate, new, high-end technologies were being thrown at content providers and users at an alarming rate—so fast, in fact, that few people took the time to think about whether they were really appropriate. Instead, many technologies were used just for the sake of using them. Frequently, the result was disastrous—lengthy download times, unusable pages, and annoyed users. Recently, the Web community demonstrated a move that could be seen as "getting back to basics," in which the high-end stuff is rarely, if ever, used. This chapter closes with a look at this and some of the other site design trends that will feature prominently in the near future.

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