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Oyez? O-yikes!

[JURIST] Professor Jerry Goldman's excellent Oyez Supreme Court Multimedia Project at Northwestern University has launched a beta version of a new-look website. The good news is that there's a lot more information readily accessible on this redesigned home page than was accessible on the original, with a new focus on news and discussions over and above the traditional audio files and case listings. More content from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and APPELATE.NET adds depth, and the overall presentation is much brighter and new-wave. The bad news (reported with the caveat that all web developers live in glass houses) is that the new interface looks rather cluttered and zebra-like, and although it looks fine in Netscape 6 it's too wide in IE for the 800x600 displays which most legal users still run. Someone also needs to fix it up for Netscape 4 users. But there's still time to make adjustments before the site goes up officially! Thanks to Howard Bashman [How Appealing post] for the link.

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