Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero said...
|> should be links - not JS calls!
|JS should be avoided, some browsers do not support it, some people
|just turn it off to avoid the pain, links are links and opening
|windows as the html coders want is not what i would could say nice,
|mainly cos they can not cover all font types, screen layouts, etc
|etc. So please, can anybody show me a JS that is really useful (aka no
|other way to do it) and works always?
I don't mind JS as an add-on. But it should be only that - an add-on.
And it needs to be clean, portable JS that won't crash old browsers.
|> |* The pages should be easy to bookmark and the URLs should not be too
|> | long. This means that frames are forbidden, and the systems that
|> | generate dynamic contents using horribly long URLs should also be
|> | avoided (see the bad examples from Corel below).
I should have interjected here that frames aren't necessarily forbidden,
but they do take extra effort to do right. And you have to provide for
people who don't have them.
|Yes, cos if I post an URL to a friend and it says page.php?id=5 it
|says nothing, when anim_tut.php says a lot more. Yes, I know, I can
|describe the link to my friend, but I can also post the wrong one, or
|just send my friend to a garbage page (you know, some people are in
|joke mode always), so if the links says something, better.
Agreed. Ideally, both should work. Not familiar with PHP delivery,
tho, so I don't know if that works.
And frankly, I'm all for static pages as much as possible. Use the
extras only when you *need* to. Otherwise, again. extra design time
up front saves wear and tear.
I recently redid a bunch of scripts I have for a site to completely
separate the page definition from the generated content. Even with
basic perl CGIs you can do this.
|> And while I know this is a mind-boggling concept, we should
|> make sure the pages work even if there is no image delivery.
|Guess how some people searching a given page browse: without images.
|Once you have found it, and if images are needed, you load them. And
|sometimes not at all, searching download places with wget and text
|browser when ssh to another machine is the last case I have meet (and
|yes, it was faster than local, go tell router configs).
Ayup. And there are folks who use text browsers - even to read
about graphics programs!
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