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RE: website

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  • From: "D. Mark Andrews" <mark@dragonbones.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 07:59:52 -0700
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With respect Eric, forced browser scaling is considered highly rude by end users and poor form by professional designers. It is frequently associated with deleterious sites that force unwanted content (i.e. viruses, spybots, ad tracking software, etc.) onto the end users machine and sites running this JavaScript are frequently blocked by corporate IT departments--I used to work for a Fortune 50 company that did just this type of blocking.
The last time I checked the stats (a few months ago) the average display size was 17" and set to 800x600 resolution and far from "universal broadband." My best friend lives in Campbell, CA (silicon valley) and only recently was able to get a cable modem, still no dsl.
What I find disappointing on Francie's site is the forced scaling was not used for richer content (as you will see on gaming sites), but for the gratuitous graphic on the entrance page :-) The rest of her site is designed for the average mentioned above.
Ideally, I want a website to scale to MY default browser settings and let me decide if I want to maximize my window, download music, accept cookies, receive viruses, scan my machine for personal info, etc.:-)
  -----Original Message-----
From: eric nelson [mailto:emanphoto@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 8:09 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: website

Scaling the browser window is neither pushy or rude.  When I go to view a photo site, my browser is as large as possible to hopefully accommodate nice large images that I can see.  Usually that hope is dashed even though we're in an era of near universal broadband and 19+" monitors being pretty much the norm.  So if my window is set too small and a site scales my window to accommodate it's larger images and for proper viewing, that's fine by me.

In Firefox the window scales and in Safari it doesn't.

Thanks for sharing.

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Francie van der Wielen <mail@francievdwielen.nl> wrote:
thanks for reacting, I think it's very usefull. I understand that some people have problems whith scale and screen. I will talk it over with my webdesigner.

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