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comment by francopoli
francopoli  ·  378 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Quest to Tackle the Rubbish Dump in Orbit

Whatever style sheet they are using to create the static background on the rolling text. Between my pi-hole and no-script I have to run through some hoops to get the story to work. I usually have to end up in a chrome incognito window with add-ons disabled. Each time I get to one of these layouts on the BBC I get a Geocities flashback.

kleinbl00  ·  378 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I imagine my opinion on NoScript would be different if I were running Windows with any regularity but my sole experience has been "It looks broken? Have you turned off NoScript?" Like, I have pictures of my daughter on Flickr and my dad will call up wondering how to print and it's like "try turning off NoScript" and he's all "oh."

I now have a PiHole up and running (12 whole hours!) and I run uBlock Origin and it's just dandy.

If and when I switch over to Windows I'll just do all my web browsing and emailing within a Linux VM. That's what I'm doing on the Big Bitch and it works just fine.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  378 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't want to dicker in the dev tools, but from the imbecilic stutter of the scroll event, I'd say it's bad (heavy, bloated) JavaScript. They could've done similar with pure CSS with a decent fallback for the less-than-up-to-date browsers.

That they're using JS to achieve the same effect is both a waste of resources and a shame on such a big corporation. They're out of touch with their audience, and that breeds inhumane design. I hand-craft my web pages. If I'm ever in a position not to be able to afford that (or achieve the same result by hiring designers on my payroll), it's time for me to retire.

And if, by some curse, it is CSS, I do not envy those daring to look at the stylesheet's content.