Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the good old days? The good old days when people cried loads of foul over the inconsistency in the Windows user interface? You know, applications deviating from the norm - with even Microsoft seemingly doing whatever pleased them? This was considered a huge problem, especially by those from the Macintosh and Apple camp. Oh, how the times have changed.
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RE[2]: It is the web's influence
by izomiac on Fri 7th Jan 2011 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE: It is the web's influence"
izomiac
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Hmm... perhaps that is why I (and a vocal group of others) find webpage functional inconsistencies to be so annoying. To me, webpages are documents, and an interactive one is like a shared document. The viewer (i.e. web browser) renders them consistently despite their quite varied appearance.

For example, hyperlinks have a variety of ways you can interact with them (e.g. middle click, tab to select, drag to toolbar, etc.), so when some moron uses flash or javascript to replicate only a single aspect of their functionality, it's infuriating. OTOH, perhaps I'm a dinosaur fearing the meteor that is the gradual unification of the viewer and the document, the application and the webpage.

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