has introduced a tool that lets
intranet application developers establish internal standards for Web page
design in order to produce consistent and easy to use applications.
The tool, Client/Server Guidelines Web Design, lets developers compile rules and techniques for building Web applications so that a company's
intranet applications retain a consistent look and feel.
Analysts said the tool should help corporations move existing
commercial-grade client-server applications running on Windows and Unix
systems to the Web while retaining the logical layout of the original
The tool maintains a database of design examples, reasons for design
criteria, and possible exceptions to established rules. Developers can refer
to the rules when designing intranet Web pages.
Client/Server Guidelines Web Design ships next week, priced at $95.
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