Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog


The problem is that there's a lot of stuff that can be done on the Web which no-one designing a Web application should realistically consider, since it could destroy the accessibility of the application, but which managers seem to want anyway. Fuelled by ignorance in the "design" phase, bad user interfaces actually get implemented without the developers getting a decent opportunity to use the excuse that "it can't be done".

Perhaps I'm just too honest and should deny all knowledge of bizarre DHTML tricks to copy things between frames, use CSS to make things invisible, just to pander to clueless managers who think that the Web is just a Windows application in a little box. And don't get me started on ActiveX...
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