> From: "Tuttle Grey" [EMAIL-REMOVED]>
> Yes, that is indeed a great example. Another might be a controlled
> environment such as an Intranet or a school. Er, I retract that last
> one...the schools I've seen are forever having to reconfigure their
> PCs because those pesky students keep tinkering. ;)
yeah, schools are tricky on a *number* of fronts... good article on
Developing for the K-12 Audience
CSS support in schools looks shaky at best, at least for the
district cited in the article (which is more wired than around here)...
> >i do that with JS and
> >Flash (i surf with both turned off),
> I don't entirely understand why people still turn of JS. Assuming you
> keep the browser and OS up to date, JS isn't a security issue (unlike
> Java applets). Now Flash I understand: I really don't need to see yet
> another bloody flashing, spinning, pulsating corporate logo while I
> wait for some inaccessible, non-scaleable Flash menu and site. Flash
> mostly sucks.
i turn off JS because it speeds up my access to pages (and i'm on
a 1.4GHx P4 with 256MB RAM but on a 56k connection), removes
all sorts of annoying pop-unders, and prevents a lot of ad banners
from being loaded, which, when Flash is disabled, makes suring
news sites much faster...
i also turn off images when i'm in a rush...
but i'm a freak...
interestingly, i played with just hiding ad banners in my user-
defined CSS, but it still downloads the image, so that wasn't worth
it for me...
> I've actually thought of some great uses for Flash, such as animating
> a demo of a new product or demonstrating some operation to viewers.
> But, I've seen something like that maybe twice. Flash is mostly used
> for irrelevant animation and effects and to make sites non-adaptable.
exactly why i turn it off... it's great for a *lot* of stuff, especially an
interim SVG solution, but it's usually just designer wanking... and
always way the hell too big...
ok, we're straying...
Read the evolt.org case study
Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself