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    graphics question

    I've only been using computers a few years and before that I never really used them at all. So as a result, I'm a little behind the times as far as knowing what is still cool and what's not. I like animations. I read all over the place that it turns people off, but I think it's just one guy's opinion. I would like to know if you guys like animations in hopes of getting a feel for the prevailing winds here at the codingforums.

    I have a page with a loading bar I made and I want to know if it's still cool to do this or if I'm going to look like i'm trying too hard. I appreciate any feedback.
    http://h1.ripway.com/tinyscript/

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    Hi there TinyScript,

    have you considered what your users would see if they have javascript disabled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coothead View Post
    Hi there TinyScript,

    have you considered what your users would see if they have javascript disabled?

    coothead
    Well, yes, but then any graphics and animations wouldn't be turning them off. I'm safe.

    I keep seeing that concern, but I have a question. What percentage of users disable scripting? And why is it your responsibility to cater to them when they are the ones limiting their experience? Wouldn't the world be better if we ignored the user who disables scripting so they see nothing and must enable scripting to make the internet useful? Why do we reinforce their behavior? I say let em see a blank page. It's their choice. I say let em know what they're missing by telling them they need to enable scripting to see your content

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyScript View Post
    Well, yes, but then any graphics and animations wouldn't be turning them off. I'm safe.

    I keep seeing that concern, but I have a question. What percentage of users disable scripting?
    up to 5%, but probably more in the future. I'm one of them,

    And why is it your responsibility to cater to them when they are the ones limiting their experience? Wouldn't the world be better if we ignored the user who disables scripting so they see nothing and must enable scripting to make the internet useful?
    define better and useful and ask yourself why I must have same opionion about better and useful as you have.

    Why do we reinforce their behavior? I say let em see a blank page. It's their choice. I say let em know what they're missing by telling them they need to enable scripting to see your content
    , why not? in fact are a lot of sites on the net, why somebody care about yours,

    regards

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    Hi there TinyScript,

    Those with javascript disabled will see this perpetually...
    ...which, obviously, serves no purpose.

    I, personally, do not think that having a page with a loading bar is cool, but, putting that aside, if
    you are going to make use of it then make the image invisible to those with javascript disabled.

    We term this procedure as...
    "degrading javascript gracefully".
    coothead


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