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I remember a time...

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Steve, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    ...when websites were designed so the text loaded first so you could read the useful content while the graphics caught up.

    I remembera time when you didn't need ActiveX enabled simply to retrieve the news from a news web site.

    Someone needs to coin a term for websites that has the same connotation that "bloatware" does for software. I mean, c'mon people, just because some people do have broadband doesn't mean you have to crap up your website with all sorts of bells and whistles that do nothing to enhance the content and only serve to slow down the loading of the pages.

    Frankly, even with broadband, if a site is taking more than 5 seconds, I'm outta there!
     
  2. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Exactly, just because you can put all the pretty play things on your page does not mean they are needed, welcome, or even contribute to its value.
     
  3. btdude

    btdude Veteran Member

    hehe Stevent. Then you are missing some good porn, dude. (kidding) You are missing some good Socrates sites, dude.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    Porn is, of course, the exception. Why, I recall hours in front of my computer with a 9600 baud modem and AOL 3.something, d/l porn into the wee hours of the night.

    It's even better with broadband ;)
     
  5. valgore

    valgore Veteran Member

    it's the bells and whistles that are driving the technology today. look at HDTV, WOW! what a great picture! but then you realize you're still watching all the same old crap.
     
  6. Frodo Lives

    Frodo Lives to hit it!

    How about 'Couldabeen Websites'.

    Whats that?
    It's a Couldabeen Site.
    What is a Couldabeen site?
    In the time it takes to load all this crap, I Could A Been downloading porn or solving world hunger.
     
  7. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    I use Mozilla so no ActiveX here. Text used to load before images back when we didn't have packages like Frontpage (eww...) to let any idiot with a computer design a website. Real men hand code their websites!
     
  8. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    I hate FrontPage. Whenever I decide to try something web-related, I always fire up HomeSite.

    SM
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    I'm sort of forced to use FP for my company's website. I don't have the time, unfortunately, to learn another product <strike><small>because I waste so much of it here at GA</small></strike> and we don't have the money in the budget to bring in someone who can do it better.
     
  10. btdude

    btdude Veteran Member

    Carly Simon: Nobody does it better . . . . . lalala half as good as you . .. . baby baby you're the best . . .
     
  11. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Those Simon lips are erotic.
     
  12. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Too bad they're located around a horse mouth.

    SM
     

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