proposal for new website design

Kris Wong wongk at
Fri Dec 4 12:59:16 UTC 2009

> 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...
> > Not thrilled at all, I hate javascript. Please avoid it at all cost
> 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
> getting-used-to.

Web 2.0/3.0 is driven by JavaScript and ajax. I can't imagine anyone would
disable JS in their browser these days, but I'd bet about 50% of sites would
not work correctly if they did. I think the idea of avoiding JS has become
a bit archaic at this point.

-Kris Wong

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