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

Daniel Arndt danielarndt at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 20:57:18 ADT 2011


FYI

>Hi,
>
>The new mobile Doodle beta requires Javascript. Next week we will
>release a possibility to participate without Javascript. It will be a
>different page, very simple that requires no Javascript.
>
>Best regards
>Katharina
--
Daniel Arndt

http://web.cs.dal.ca/~darndt/



On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 17:15, Michael Gillie <mikegpc at hemmysoft.com> wrote:

> 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
> another.
>
> 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.
>
>
> Michael
>
>
> 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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