proposal for kdevelop.org new website design
niko.sams at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 08:09:01 UTC 2009
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 08:56, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 04.12.09 01:27:05, Amilcar do Carmo Lucas wrote:
>> On Thursday 03 December 2009 22:57:15 Sam S. wrote:
>> > I did upload one mockup variation without the flags, showing instead a
>> > custom combobox/dropdown-menu-like thing which looks less intrusive
>> > than a normal combobox and also shows a picture of the flag
>> > corresponding to the currently used languge - however, to implement
>> > such a menu, one would have to use Java Script, and I don't know how
>> > thrilled Amilcar would be to require Java Script as a dependency for
>> > using that website...
> Thats too bad. I've never really done anything large with JS on
> websites, but I did recently look at some real-world JS code in Firefox
> extensions (and also wrote my own) and from my perspective its the same
> as any other language. You sure can do pure evil on websites with JS,
> but just as well you can do really useful things. But thats the same
> with any other General Purpose language, the only difference is the
> OO-model in JS is quite different to many other languages and needs some
imho pretty cool) or the fact that JS heavy websites have problems
browser compatibility, only work with JS turned on etc.
My opinion on this: Use JS to improve user experience, but provide a working
HTML-only fallback (that might be not as pretty).
In the case of the language selector it could be a pretty JS dropdown,
and a link
to a langauge-selection-page for non-JS users.
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