[thelist] New site - Critique for look/feel/user experience (http://www.hughblair.com/)

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 7 19:47:01 CDT 2002

> From: "Hugh Blair" <hblair at hotfootmail.com>
> >
> > Why spend so much time on something few people care
> > about on a commercial site?  People come to commercial
> > sites to get whatever product is being offered, not play
> > with widgets.
> Why spend the time?
> Because somehow it's fun?
> Because I'll learn from it?

neither of those benefit the user...  neither of those is, in itself, a very good
reason...  that's why we make personal sites and practice sites... there was a
time, after all, when <blink> was fun...

> Because some will appreciate the look/feel/features?

and some won't be able to use the site...

which 'some' is more important to you?

> And I sure hope you're not advocating no Java at all,
> since your homepage has "<script language="javascript">"
> in the head. Oh, by the way, it really should be:
> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">

i completely fail to see how that is relevant here...  it's a personal site, the JS
just opens a new window, and if you try the JS calls on the page, it degrades
well for those without JS...

if you're gonna take pot shots, check the details...

> All that said, and all the input received, I don't really
> plan on taking javascript out of the site. I just plan on
> making it work in as many 4+ browsers as possible.

one way to achieve that is to allow those with JS disabled to use it... like
search engines, for instance...

> Thanks again for your time and input.


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