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in thread OT: Users and software - desktop and web user mindset differences

zentara wrote:
I observe that people "expect more functionality" from a desktop app
The more a web app looks like a desktop app, the more the untrained user expects it to behave like one.
Often customers ask me: why is xyz not possible in this web application? and when I tell them it's maybe possible but hard work to make it work, they would say something like "but windows can already do it" and I start to explain the differences for the x-th time...
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Re: Re: Re: OT: Users and software - desktop and web user mindset differences
by zentara (Archbishop) on Mar 12, 2004 at 17:13 UTC
    Often customers ask me: why is xyz not possible in this web application? and when I tell them it's maybe possible but hard work to make it work, they would say something like "but windows can already do it"

    Yeah, but notice how insecure windows is, it's "the bane of the internet". After all my reading about the web and cgi apps, is "Assume the client is evil or stupid". Otherwise, you comprimise security.

    I think most intelligent web users realize this, and accept the "strict functionality limits" on CGI apps.


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