slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sun Dec 14 11:59:43 EST 2008
On Sunday 14 December 2008 02:44:18 am Maxwell Spangler wrote:
> A question to the full time web developers out there: Why so much
I'm not a fulltime web developer, but I'll be glad to tell you why I used
Somewhere in the early to mid 00's I decided that Troubleshooters.Com's main
page, which had been a table of graphics, each of which links to a subsite,
was too gaudy and unprofessional. I wanted to change it to a hover menu.
Hover menus are a dime a dozen, but most involve very compex code with many,
many browser #ifdefs. I wanted something simpler, and something useful even
hovermenu you see at http://www.troubleshooters.com/troubleshooters.htm.
A few years ago I made pricing principles for my courses and courseware
logical enough to provide price calculators to would-be customers. I used
http://www.troubleshooters.cxm/utp/onsite_cost_estimator.htm. Although I
could have performed the calculations on the server each time the person
entered a field, I'm old enough to remember how nice instantaneous field
When I instituted Paypal on my site in early 2006, I found Paypal's standard
buttons unacceptable because, for those on dialup, in certain situations,
clicking on the buttons produced absolutely no feedback for several seconds.
I'm a firm believer that every user action should be immediately acknowledged
so that the user knows the computer program "heard" him, and so the user
that, upon clicking, instantly grow bigger, turn into a table, and display a
message to please wait 4 to 60 seconds for the Paypal page to display. Upon
return to the original page, the table reverts to a button.
way, THAT I KNEW OF, to accomplish what I needed accomplished. All pages in
I find plain HTML sufficient, efficient and secure for giving information to
people. My next Linux Professional Magazine will deal with the subject of
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