[Ubuntu-be] Questions on support points / os free shop list website

Yannick Kalokerinos the_guitardude999 at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 15 15:39:27 BST 2006

Hi Toni,

Javascript can certainly boost the speed and richness of your pages but you 
must be aware that a lot of people have disabled javascript or at least 
limited it in there browser.
So if you use javascript you have to make sure everything can also function 
without it. For example: u can make an advanced menu by using javascript 
functions like 'onclick()' and 'onmousover()' but the menu should also have 
html links (with the 'a' anchor).
I try to use as less javascript as possible but sometimes it's just the best 
choice, especially when checking large forms for correct input, etc..

I don't think you should pay too much attention to 'website usability 
guidelines'. Usually, when developing a website, common sense is more 
important than rules like the 'two-clicks-rule'.
But off course that's just an opinion.

I hope this was helfpul for you.



>From: Toni Van Remortel <ToniVR at telenet.be>
>Reply-To: ToniVR at telenet.be, Ubuntu Belgium <ubuntu-be at lists.ubuntu.com>
>To: Ubuntu Belgium <ubuntu-be at lists.ubuntu.com>
>Subject: [Ubuntu-be] Questions on support points / os free shop list 
>Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 15:57:21 +0200
>Hi all,
>As we (Pierre and I) are developing the website for support points and
>os free shops list, I have some questions:
>The use of Javascript allows a much richer website, but in the open
>source community, Javascript isn't very popular due to it's relative
>undefined standard.
>How much work should be done on Javascript/non-Javascript compatibility?
>An unwritten guideline in webdesign tells us that any information should
>be findable with 2 clicks (not counting any search option).
>Should this guideline be followed?
>That will be all for now :-)
>Toni Van Remortel <ToniVR at telenet.be>
>ubuntu-be mailing list
>ubuntu-be at lists.ubuntu.com

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