Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jun 2015 21:47 UTC
Internet & Networking

DuckDuckGo has exploded in popularity since the federal government’s surveillance program came to light two years ago. Remember the privacy-minded search engine’s best week ever?

The service has grown 600 percent since then, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg said on CNBC.

And deservedly so.

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RE[2]: Same crap, different name
by deathshadow on Sun 21st Jun 2015 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Same crap, different name"
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Incomplete form, inline-level tag wrapping block level tag in 4 strict, static CSS in the markup, comment placements that could trip rednering bugs in legacy browsers (you know, the type of places people might use the non JS version), clearing DIV like it's still 2003, no media targets for the screen layout CSS, restricting the maximum zoom in the viewport meta (WHY THE *** DO PEOPLE DICK WITH THAT?!?), 7 validation errors in a document that shouldn't even have that many lines...

... and that's just the big empty page with a search box.

What part of "horribly neglected their scripting off version" did you miss? To be brutally frank that's such a mess that whoever's writing it has NO DAMNED BUSINESS MAKING WEBSITES!!!

Developer ineptitude doesn't even begin to cover it... and that's BEFORE we even get to the laundry list of how not to build a website that is the results page -- that's so ineptly developed it's probably costing them more to host than it should... as made plain by their wasting 40 to 75k of markup (depending on the result set) to deliver 7k of plaintext and nothing I'd waste time even bothering putting in there as a content images. (the favicons are cute, but a tiny little waste in that role)... basically anywhere from three to five times the amount of markup as should have been used.

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