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Re: Site Flash Block

  • Subject: Re: Site Flash Block
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 11:52:07 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
  • References: <mike.1sdcee@no-mx.forums.micromagiclabs.com> <dbge20$2dou$2@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <dbia630q5r@news4.newsguy.com>
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J. Clarke wrote:

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> mike wrote:
>>> http://www.palm.com/sg/
>>> Orange is the new blue or was it silver?
>> Dark blue with black was the old one. Palm was in white and the
>> background tended to be silver. I think the new logo is poorer, not to
>> mention a page that impenetrable without Flash installed (I have a Flash
>> blocker because of ads and distracting graphics).
> I'm a little bit puzzled by your comment that the page is "impenetrable
> without Flash installed".  I don't have Flash installed on Konqueror and
> it
> comes up just fine.  With Firefox, on which I do have Flash installed it
> comes up with a splash screen and then goes right into the same page I get
> with Konqueror.

They must be doing some compatibility tests then, which some would say is
worse (like inconsistent stylesheets that limit the user based on
user-agent) while some would argue is much-appreciated. I have Flash
blocker installed so I need to press a little icon to permit it to show up.
In the past, for only a few days, Palm used Flash to introduce the
LifeDrive, which I thought was appalling (the form of introduction, not the

Some designer refuse to accept that the Web is not a poster, neither it is a
theatre. People use the Web to fetch information more predominantly than
for entertainment purposes.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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