[thelist] FAQ Questions

Chris Johnston fuzzylizard at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 12:27:51 CDT 2006

On 4/19/06, Jay Blanchard <jblanchard at pocket.com> wrote:
> Last week I asked for a site check in which one poster did a fine job of
> explaining why FAQ's as most do them, are bad. I made some changes and
> came up with what I thought was an elegant solution, using scriptaculous
> and an accordion effect;
> http://www.pocket.com/foo/faq.php
> (pockettest, pockettest)
I am not sure what the FAQ rant said, but I don't really like you
implementation. The concept is cool, but I am not so sure about the

First, in Firefox, all I get is the I-bar when I mouse over each question.
This provides no indication that I should click on anything. Can this be
changed to the little hand-pointer-link cursor?

Second, as soon as I disable javascript, the FAQ does not work anymore. You
do have something that detects this and produces a straight FAQ pages, but
it is really hard to make out the questions from the answers.

Third, there is no way of closing a question once I am done with it. This
one just seems odd to me. The other thing that just seems odd is the fact
that all the answers open in the same size box regardless of the length of
the answer.

I have no idea if any of these problems may be the root of your 'suits'
complaints. Interesting idea though.

Just my two cents worth.



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