[nSLUG] Reschedule next meeting to not fall on Natal Day?

Michael Gillie mikegpc at hemmysoft.com
Thu Jul 21 17:15:27 ADT 2011

In regards to this whole "Doodle" conversation, I have to add my minute web
developer's 2 cents worth.

First of all, we come to rely on eye candy so much, that we aren't
considering the visually disabled. Sites look great to the average,
uninhibited individual. It's the irresponsible coders that aren't using
proper syntax, or using the correct tags when needed. Below all the "pretty
colours", we need to remember to keep the framework basic and clean.

Secondly, some people can not afford, do not want to pay for, or absolutely
detest anything they deem to be outside their personal requirements. This is
not a hateful comment, just a casual observation. For example, some of us
choose linux because we want control. Some of us want more control than
others. Some want less. Others of us opt more for the other open source
options available, such as DOS. We all have personal needs, requirements and
tastes. What works for one person, may be completely unreasonable for

I'm not saying to disregard the way a site looks and appeals to the eye. I'm
also not saying we have excuses for not making our web sites accessible. In
today's society, the developers need to consider all sides, and meet the
needs of the user.

That's it for now.


On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Richard Bonner <ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca>wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Jul 2011, Ben Armstrong wrote:
>  Are you implying that you tried submitting using the mobile page and
>> failed? If so, please file a complaint to Doodle, as they claim it works
>> in their FAQ:
> ***   I didn't try the mobile. Once I saw "JS Required", I left the page. I
> can't be bothered with websites written by uncaring and/or unknowledgeable
> authors.
>  Why is Javascript required in order to use Doodle?
>> Modern websites and modern browsers heavily rely on Javascript. In order
>> to provide the best possible user experience there is no way around
>> using Javascript.
> ***   Yes, but to conform to accessibility guidelines, they must have
> "no-script" coding. The idiots don't seem to realise that not everyone wants
> to use JS or even has JS, and that some places block it from users.
>  If you are not allowed to use Javascript you can still
>> use Mobile Doodle (http://m.doodle.com) as a fallback.
> ***   Thanks, Ben; I shall try that.
>  Richard
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