Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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RE[2]: Here's hoping
by deathshadow on Fri 28th Dec 2012 07:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Here's hoping"
deathshadow
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Hey now, WordPress is awesome...

If you don't mind the idiotic wasteful use of the TITLE attribute and ten classes on every LI wasting all your bandwidth, and other garbage like that hardcoded into the system with ZERO control over it from the theme -- to the point the only way to fix it neuters the upgrade path.

... and it's easy to blame third party plugins, but that's like blaming a locked screen door for a completely open inner door -- you can peel it wide open with a knife in under a second. The underlying code wasn't built with even the slightest knowledge of security -- see the absolutely mind-numbingly stupid practice of putting the SQL Username, passwords and hostnames in global scope as DEFINE -- meaning even the simplest code elevation has 100% access to EVERYTHING. One ring protection is no protection at all.

... and of course the use of the steaming pile of manure known as HTML 5 has only made all these CMS even MORE of a mess -- what with the HTML 3.2 that used to masquerade as 4 Tranny, now having 5's lip-service wrapped around it; bad coding practices suddenly being advocated by the pointlessly redundant new allegedly "semantic" tags... resulting in even fatter bloated skins with code to content ranges that make sites from a decade ago sleazed out in Frontpage look good...

...and that's before we even get into idiotic BS like jquery or mootools that dev's now seem to have raging boners for, pissing all over the functionality, usability and speed of sites.

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