cmp at cmpalmer.org
Mon Dec 15 12:07:30 EST 2008
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Tim Jowers <timjowers at gmail.com> wrote:
I beg to differ. There are devices and software for the disabled that
is in part used to pull in media content from multiple providers. Life
with noscript is generally pretty good. And I find that sites that
It's all well and good to make your site more interactive and dynamic
to lock out particular populations that don't or can't use them.
> Silverlight/ActiveX is just too darn Microsoft proprietary so I doubt
> it will ride for long. So, your question as it relates to TriJUG is
TriJUG is a *Java* users group. You meant this group -- TriLUG -- right?
> Cost? My belief is the net cost with Flash/Flex is probably less.
> Today, the potential for an incredible user interface is far more
> tractable in Flash. Graphical designers know how to use Adobe tools.
> This is what they train on in college. The standard level of UI is
> higher in flash apps.
That's a generalization that can't be proven. When you say standard
level, you presumably mean something objectively testable, but which
demonstrate that your test is representative of the current web
environment? Furthermore, I'll give evidence that flash is often
worse: flash apps often overload older systems and become very
sluggish. Much of what users perceive to be usability is actually just
responsiveness, so a bogged-down interface scores badly. Another
problem: how many flash-based sites do you know that allow for
bookmarking a sub-section of the site?
> call center project I did for a major auto company. The retarded
> consulting company SW "Architects" did everything as a form POST based
While their design decision may be laughable, please don't use the
term "retarded" to describe the people involved. I'm guilty of using
that or related terms pejoratively in conversation, but it's something
we should avoid.
circumstances, but I think you need to remember that some people need
Cristóbal M. Palmer
"Small acts of humanity amid the chaos of inhumanity provide hope. But
small acts are insufficient."
-- Paul Rusesabagina
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