[thelist] free text scroller

Ryan Finley RyanF at SonicFoundry.com
Mon May 21 16:43:45 CDT 2001

>our marketing director has asked for a java applet on our home page to
>scroll "news." of course, she wants a free one. so i checked out the
>well-known one at http:/kimbat.org/java/TextScroll/TextScroll-HOWTO.html
>i searched the evolt archives but found no recommendations. please offer

Here's an idea...Tell the marketing director NO WAY!  Java applets suck.

Better yet, gather up a bunch of reasons why applets suck:

	- slow to load
	- incompatible
	- crashes browsers
	- scroller applets look cheesy

Just because the higher-ups ask for it...you're the one who's going to be
responsible for replacing it (once users start complaining).  Following
orders doesn't abdicate responsibility...

Just a thought.

	Ryan Finley
	President - SurveyMonkey.com (http://www.surveymonkey.com)


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