My October Rant against the Online World
A few things have wound my up this October.
I wanted to vent.
STOP ANNOYING MY MIDDLE FINGER
"I'll just go ahead and open this link in a new tab.... F#CK!!"
Websites need to stop purely using JS for links / navigation (and content while we are at it).
This <a href="#"> is becoming way too common!
Then the really bad site use onclick="dowork();"
and the slightly better sites use a click() handler in a separate JS file.
These lazy developers should be ashamed and read up on accessibility & graceful degradation.
At the very least, they could use a JS Router.
Here's a simple JS router class that I use (for a site without ability for a back-end).
Then I add routes like below.Router.add('movies/?([0-9]+)?$', jQuery.proxy(this.MovieList, this));
Then I use links like so http://example.com/#/movies/5
Wow, I can copy that! And bookmark it!
Pretty much I hate the way the web is trending towards JS heavy sites.
JS is great and all but it should be used to improve sites, not build them.
It also makes the site more resource heavy on the users PC.
I think a lot of it comes down to front-end developers trying to make back-ends with a language they know.
Give me a nice back-end supported site that serves up pure clean HTML pages with a small bit of JS for dynamic content any day!
Nothing makes my middle finger happier than being able to right click a link to copy, open or bookmark it.
Take it upon ourselves to post the above hashtag under the lazy idiots who use hash tagging for complete sentences (and thereby legitimizing the tag by grouping our annoyance).
I assume they do this to spare themselves the hassle of spaces or punctuation... or spelling and at the same making it even harder to read.
It's for grouping / tagging (did the name give it away) content together people!
So unless someone else is going to use the same tag - it's completely useless.
So please go back to typing out your lives problems instead of using hashtags.
No one still wants to see it, but at least it's slightly less annoying.
Putting a # in-front of text and removing the spaces doesn't automatically camouflage your nonsense.
Your not fooling anyone.
On a positive note:
I'm impressed with our human brains being able to read sentences without spaces relatively easily.