glenn.hennessee at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 13:16:20 EST 2008
Allen Freeman wrote:
> --- On Mon, 12/15/08, Cristóbal Palmer <cmp at cmpalmer.org> wrote:
> From: Cristóbal Palmer <cmp at cmpalmer.org>
> To: "Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion" <trilug at trilug.org>
> Date: Monday, December 15, 2008, 9:37 PM
> 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
> While their design decision may be laughable, please don't use the
> term "retarded" to describe the people involved. I'm guilty of
> 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
> not enabled.
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