Web stupidity [was] Re: [LINK] New HTML stupidity - Front Page 4
Wed, 25 Oct 2000 00:27:50 +1100 (EST)
One of my clients uses Legalco <legalco.com.au> pretty extensively, and
the latter have just put up a Macromedia flash page at the same time as I
have just upgraded my client's desktop machines. My client now wants to
know why the Legalco site takes longer to load on the supposedly upgraded
machines. Sometimes you just cannot win. (8-(
Legalco describe themselves as:
"Legalco provides the most comprehensive range of personalised support
services, on-line and off-line, to solicitors, accountants, valuers,
municipal councils, surveyors, real estate agents, credit agencies,
private investigators, commercial agents, banks and financial institutions
plus many other private and public companies."
They just don't seem to get it, that most of these organisations do not
have big fat pipes and don't want to pay for eye candy. "Just gimme the
LANNet Computing Associates <http://www.lannet.com.au>
On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Robin Whittle wrote:
> I just happened upon a page in which some of the text is made of
> individual image files for each character:
> Each character of the smaller red headings is encoded by an atrocity of
> the form:
> <img src="images/alpha/red_b24/s_b24.gif" alt="s_b24.gif (91 bytes)"
> WIDTH="7" HEIGHT="16">
> So the poor old browser, and the poor old Internet, slaves away opening
> TCP links and transferring files just so we can see words in a fancy
> font which cannot be selected as text - and which in this case is damn
> hard to read.
...and as for trying to read it in Lynx - forget it.