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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by Coxy on Thu 14th Dec 2006 12:18 UTC
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Don't insult me and and every other competent web designer that has actually studied and understands the language of design, typography, photography etc.

I see the quality graphics and web pages you can produce with your Risc OS apps:

Class, sheer class ;-) I like the links in the web portfolio section, very 1987... a bit like Risc OS.

Come on man, get over your obsession. I loved Risc OS as much as the next man, the GUI was amazing, the programs so small and fast, but there are now much better and fast alternatives even if they are CISC.

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RE: et al
by andrewg on Thu 14th Dec 2006 12:39 in reply to " 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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by Don T. Bothers on Thu 14th Dec 2006 18:40 in reply to "RE: et al"
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" Lean mean code, not possible if you are going to use tables all over the places. "

In his defense, the majority of the world still uses IE 6.0 and everyone knows how well it does without the use of tables.

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