Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Dec 2006 08:14 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS "Gosh! I didn't realize how much discussion my original article would create. A lot of people seemed to accuse me of living in cloud cuckoo land, whereas a lot more agreed with me. I think those who disagreed have either never used RISC OS or just liked a good rant! In either case, I feel compelled to write a short follow up article clarifying some of the points I made in the original article - all of which were perfectly valid." Read the follow up article.
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RE: www.vigay.com et al
by andrewg on Thu 14th Dec 2006 12:39 UTC in reply to "www.vigay.com et al"
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I particularly liked the fact that he bragged about his lean mean code. The HTML source is littered with tables, font tags etc. Then he has the cheak to include a CSS validation link at the bottom of the page. The use of font tags with CSS strikes me as particularly amateur. Lean mean code, not possible if you are going to use tables all over the places.

The images he shows in his follow up article are funny. The RiscOS images are clearly smoothed and Mac ones not. Any screen artifacts are smoothed away at the price of the detail. Also I don't think that Mac app is particularly good. I would like to try the excellent freeware app infranview on it, but the link to the source image he references goes nowhere.

Lastly he has not addressed how the quality of the image is improved when compressed by RiscOS. Maybe he gets confused by resizing done automatically when your OS / browser tries to make a 1600 x 1200 image fit in a 400 X 300 space.

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