[kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Wed Jul 28 10:06:55 EDT 2010


Excerpts from Insurance Squared Inc.'s message of Wed Jul 28 09:56:51 -0400 2010:
> Javascript's a fine tool, and almost everyone has it enabled.  The few 
> that don't (and I'm sometimes one of them) just have to live without 
> some functionality.  The number of users without Javascript these days 
> means it's not worth getting rid of functionality to please those few.
> 
> My websites frequently use calculators.  I used to put up a form that 
> the user submitted, going to another results page.  No more, now I use 
> ajax, where the results are displayed on the fly as you change the 
> inputs.  And that relies heavily on javascript.  The user experience has 
> changed a lot now that I've done that - no way am I going back to 
> nonjavascript.

A devil's advocate would say that your "Submit" button on your
calculator should gracefully degrade to your old method of getting a
results page. :-)

Cheers,

Eric



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