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Old 09-12-2000, 12:13 AM
BC BC is offline
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You might be interested in this article, which I came across while I was reading one of my favourite daily sites, Web Pages That Suck!

It's quite long-winded, but the effective summary is that instead of the 216-color palette which we're familiar with.... We might have to stick with 23 to cater for *all* systems and *all* browsers. Yeeeeeeeeeee-ouch.

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Old 09-12-2000, 05:30 AM
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SUCKS!! why does man have to move backwards in the wonderful world of colors?? Imagine, the day will come when we will be stuck with just black and white and there shades!

*shivering* Thats a scary thougth!!

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Old 09-12-2000, 06:17 AM
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sorry for the language but **** THAT!

Lowest I go is 16 bit, 800 x 600. Anything lower and you start losing the ability to use the cool javascript 'toys' that 80%+ of people will see without plugin. I use a pretty basic system so I can see what I consider a low end use should be able to see.

Sure I *could* build a 2 color page with unformated text and maybe a simple, single gif image - but where the hell is the fun in that!!

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Old 09-12-2000, 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by akashik
sorry for the language but **** THAT! [/B]
I about feel out of the chair laughing so hard on this one. Greg, you kill me

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Old 09-12-2000, 09:40 AM
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Javascript is evil - avoid it at all costs.
Cool javasript rarely enhances usability of a web site.

Old 09-12-2000, 12:12 PM
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Wink funny

haha akashik, funny... you gave me a good laugh Thanks .

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Old 09-14-2000, 05:49 AM
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Re: javascript

Originally posted by 4php
Javascript is evil - avoid it at all costs.
Cool javasript rarely enhances usability of a web site.
Are you refering to javascript, or java? I'll agree with you on the second one for sure. Those nasty applets people use for simple rollovers that leave that <loading...> grey window forever, or that water ripple effect (which DID look mightly cool a few years ago but took forever to download)

Javascript however is a wonderful addition to a site and adds a lot of functionality without needing to go all PHP, cgi, ASP all over the place. It's also great as it's client-side which means you can dry run it in a local browser before putting it online *lol* - at least till I can save my pennies and get Dreamweaver UltraDEV *swoon*.

It's not too powerful of course and since I've been starting to look at server side programming (again, the PHP, ASP, CGI stuff) I'm starting to see greater possibilities than just from a design point of view.

Sadly the days of making a site to look good and stay dumb are almost over now as people want functionality as well. Must be why you see us guys creeping around webhosting, and programming sites these days *chuckle* Time to strap a few more strings on the bow!

Oh just for shock value... Picked up a Pantone 'solid to process' color guide today. It's nothing but a small booklet type thing full of color swatches (like in a paint store). Turns out it's set me back $297 (Aust)!!! At least it fits in my pocket *lol*

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Old 09-24-2000, 05:35 PM
TheWingThing TheWingThing is offline
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Unhappy Seven shades

Soon kids starting their education through computers will read like this:

Seven grey-shades of the rainbow.

Scarrryyyyy! Eh!


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