Appropriate JavaScript [Was: CSS dilemma ..]

Doran Barton fozz at
Sat Apr 8 16:49:26 MDT 2006

Doran Barton wrote:
> For maximum usability you should always use JavaScript sparingly and
> only in ways that do not disrupt the usability of your site/application
> or prevent graceful degradation. Always think of the user who is using
> links/lynx, a PDA/phone, or an ancient version of NS/IE.

Please forgive me for replying to myself, but I wanted to clarify: Not 
every site/application requires maximum usability. For example, if 
you're an artist and you want a site that provides a media-rich, 
immersive experience for visitors, then it makes sense to compromise 
usability and incorporate JavaScript, Flash, QuickTime, etc.

fozz at is Doran L. Barton, president, Iodynamics LLC
Iodynamics: Linux solutions - Web development - Business connectivity
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