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user-inactivated  ·  3335 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Quick Rant About The State of Web Shit

There was a brief, wonderful period where people thought you hadn't done you job right if your site didn't work fine with both images and javascript turned off. It is strange and disappointing that that period ended around the time browsing from a mobile device started becoming more common than browsing from a desktop/laptop.





kleinbl00  ·  3335 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LYNX

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LYFE

user-inactivated  ·  3335 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I actually test most pages I work on in lynx, because we're expected to play nice with screen readers and lynx being able to do the right thing with your page is a good indicator that most screen readers will too.

user-inactivated  ·  3335 days ago  ·  link  ·  

fancy stuff like social media won't work, but as long as you're just trying to read text, most sites are legible once you scroll past all the header junk.

I browse with RequestPolicy set to block by default so this is something I experience frequently.

CDNs that inject JS and those single-page text-serving JS "apps" are annoying and often break all this, but it works well enough most places.

user-inactivated  ·  3335 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sure, but I wouldn't call having to scroll past all the junk degrading gracefully.