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Not everyone has the patience to learn in this indirect manner,
however. Others simply lack the time. So as a public service to
the Web, a Traffic research team
has closely studied Siegel's site in order to distill the nine basic
principles of auto-mythology it teaches. Here are the fruits of the team's labor:
1. Be Remarkable
In addition to his design skills, Siegel is a dogged advocate for better HTML tools and standards. His latest effort is an essay called The Balkanization of the Web; stretches of it read like a B+ senior thesis, but it does offer a few interesting observations and some informed suggestions. If you're not very familiar with the Web but you'd like to be, you may consider it a worthwhile source of information.
By designing a visually distinct site when not many existed, by becoming a gadfly for better Web design tools, Siegel made his site notable. When it turned into a relatively popular attraction, the stage was set for him to deploy his next eight rules...