----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathan Stein <stein at darklite.com>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2000 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] [way-ot] darklight.com should, never, ever, be
considered for web-anything
> > I wonder why did you remove them ?
>> I actaully thought you had a good point, as I said in the earlier
> to be honest I never considered the possibility that linux users would
> difficulty closing the floating window.
I think you may be missing the point. Pop-up windows are annoying.
Pop-up moving windows are doubly annoying. I can close windows like
the best of them but I don't want to have to, and I certainly don't
want to have to chase the window!
> > Your mouse manual wouldn't help - that maddening wandering window
> > close by clicking its close button - I don't know why, because that's a
> > window manager thing, but I couldn't close it with a mouse click - I had
> > give the window focus (not easy) and use a keyboard command to close it.
>> Again, perhaps I should have designed the page with linux browsers in
> but if you cannot close a window on the browser, thats something for the
> software to answer to.
I first saw this page on an NT box running IE, after reading the
original critical mail. I had no physical problem closing the
window but instantly thought "yep, the criticism is justified"
or, to be honest, probably something more like "fscking popups!".
To be honest (Ooo! Twice in one mail!) the site now looks very
professional and reasonably attractive (in IE 5, by the way).
I think the criticism has therefore been quite constructive.
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