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Leaving a trail of deceit

Looking over Jakob Nielson’s latest AlertBox column, it appears I’m grossly violating item number 3 – making visited links a different colour. Looks like I need to make some more CSS tweaks.
The article is a very good read, however, and I totally agree with him over the use of stock photos. I can’t count the number of sites I’ve seen with photos of enthusiastic people shot from above using a curved lens – I believe they’re from Getty Images. What’s worse is that a lot of these sites are at least slightly dodgy or misleading, which makes me instantly suspicious of any site that uses them. I feel sorry for any legitimate businesses that I have been scared away from by their use of ‘shiny happy people’ (to quote Vincent Flanders).

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