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1 Author(s)
Turau, V. ; Univ. of Appl. Sci., Wiesbaden, Germany

Frequent users of the Web will have noticed an emerging discrepancy between university Web pages and commercial sites. An abundance of animated GIFs, image maps, fancy background images, frames and advanced font handling are characteristic of industry related Web pages. Web designers in academia still remain closer to the original purpose of HTML: to delineate the structure and semantics of a document and not its presentation in a browser. The goal of the Empirical Web Analysis (EWA) project was to investigate the discrepancy between commercial and academic Web design, paying special attention to these new features

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Computer  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 5 )