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Re^4: Major update to (functional)

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 23, 2009 at 15:16 UTC ( #782700=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Major update to (functional)
in thread Major update to

I really really prefer the old perldoc to the new one, partially because of the color scheme, but mostly because I use a widescreen monitor, and pages that mimic an 8 1/2 x 11 look with a fixed width waste 50% of the space. This is made worse when half of that is sidebars, meaning the text lines in the middle are hideously short -- suitable for a string of blurbs as opposed to a series of paragraphs. Basically, this dictates preferences to the user which should be left up to the user. That is bad policy.

...the fact that almost nobody is cabaple of producing a layout with CSS that is capable of resizing well...
I want to point out that this is just false. CSS accepts a % for the top/right/left/bottom in absolutely positioned elements to control their size relative to the window (or container). As long as all the containers are done that way, the page will resize perfectly.

Vis, the javascript search, as jj pointed out, this is so you can use it downloaded at home without having to run a server and do some ridiculous installation, which is a very nice feature.

I do web development and I no longer make provision for people who have javascript disabled; it's simply tedious. IMO, if you want something to work without js you can code it yourself ;) Also, a major purpose of js (and ajax) is reduce unnecessary server side processing. By trying to discourage it's use, you are promoting senseless net congestion and all manner of bloated server-side "technology". Maybe perlmonks wouldn't be so ridiculously slow if you tried it -- clearly we will never find out.

I still like using lynx occasionally, but I don't go around complaining about sites that have not made themselves properly compatible with a text only browser...

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