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Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Onideus Mad Hatter 26-07-2007
 Re: Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Chaddy2222 Reply Send to a Friend   Print
 
Jonathan N. Little wrote:
> Onideus Mad Hatter wrote:
> > On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 23:29:16 -0400, "Jonathan N. Little"
> > <lws4art@centralva.net> wrote:
>
> >> Well, as apparent by your "designs", you assume wrongly that I am using
> >> my browser maximized. Sure, I can change my screen resolution but I
> >> *shouldn't* have to!
> >
> > One...whether your browser is maximized or not has absolutely NOTHING
> > to do with ANYTHING being discussed here nor would it make ANY
> > difference regardless.
>
> Well actually it does, I'll elaborate since your viewpoint is so narrow...
>
> If you have multiple windows open on your desktop (because *new* OS'es
> allow you to multitask) to enlarge the apparent size of the text in one
> window you must lower your screen resolution. Lowering your screen
> resolution decreases your desktops "screen area". You may increase the
> text size of some inflexible flash site but may no longer be able to fit
> your other apps in your desktop's viewport.
>
> >
> > Two...your "argument", if you can even sum up the effort not to cringe
> > in shame for calling it that, is completely fucking absurd.  I mean
> > you might just as well say that you *shouldn't* have to use a computer
> > to view a website or that you *shouldn't* have to use toilet paper to
> > take a shit.
>
> Hmmm must be difficult for you to distinguish which end to wipe, seems
> both end excrete the same stuff.
>
> >
> > Three...did I mention you were a retard, because you are.
> >
> >> I have other windows open, I just need to enlarge a
> >> site where the moron set the base font size < 100%...If it wasn't a crap
> >> flash site all I'd have to do is a could of CTRL + taps and the text is
> >> legible in that window with no futzing my desktop.
> >
> > As you said, you *shouldn't* have to do all those CTRL + taps to make
> > the text legible...Flash let's you do just that:
> > http://www.sarcastic-caret.net/wedding/main.swf
>
>
> Yes, you can make the text large on this site, but only by enlarging the
> size of the browser window! If all one wants to do is see the text it is
> damn inconvenient to have to obscure the adjacent app windows with the
> browser window.
>
> >
> > ...HTML...not so much.  With HTML yer fucked either way, Flash
> > provides the ONLY viable CROSS COMPATIBLE solution for true liquid
> > sites.
>
> You have a misconception about the term "liquid layout".  The web is not
> paper, liquid layout does not mean zoom. Liquid layout for a website
> means that is remains usable regardless of not only the screen
> resolution but the browser's viewport aspect ratio. It should
> accommodate the *user's* preferences over the *designer's* since the
> website is for the *user* not the *designer*.
>
Well considering that Hatter said that my site looked like "old Arse"
I would suggest that he would not be able to grasp the fact that his
sites need to actually be umm used by real people, mind you they seam
to have bugger-all content anyway and god knows why people would waste
good money on sites that look like that (art sites being the exception
to that rule obviously. If flash is such a great tool then why the
hell did most Universities stop useing it to design their sites with
years a go. Or comercial sites for that matter I mean most comercial
sites useing it use a combonation of HTML and CSS, why cause they work
and provide a much better user experience then Flash. http://webpagesthatsuck.com
have some very good examples of why Flash is not good for an entire
site (with the exception being those sites I have already mentioned.
--
Regards Chad. http://freewebdesign.awardspace.biz



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