[NAFEX] electronic and membership discussion

Regina M. Kreger regina at kreger.net
Sat Feb 16 08:00:36 EST 2008


"I'm not a person who favors bells and whistles when they don't make 
sense and detract from site usability."
Hear, hear!  I have DSL but a cheap laptop with not enough RAM, all 
those bells & whistles drive me nuts.  Plus, please, it should work on 
Mozilla........

mangodance wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">tanis 
> cuff wrote:
>
>> Please keep it simple!  Whatever works on older & slower computers.
>> I have yet to meet a gardener or orchardist who wants THE lastest
>> computer & associated graphics.  And who can afford it?  I use
>> friends' & libraries' mostly older computers.  Too many new websites,
>> and "improvements" of older websites, don't work well or won't
>> download at all on them.
>
> This is paramount.  Web stats and surveys show that while many folks 
> have broadband, the majority do not.  Add to that that most rural 
> areas are on dialup or have shared slow service and it is clear than 
> bandwidth hog websites might be pretty, but they quickly cut off most 
> of their intended market.  We'll be going for easily maneuvered 
> content primarily.  We'll make other stuff available for folks who 
> have broadband and those who don't mind waiting, bu there will 
> definately be no splash pages, few java applications, no animations, 
> etc. Additionally, it should work a simply as possible due to software 
> issues as well.  While many of us do have newer software packages (me 
> included), many of us do not like the resource hogs newer software 
> versions have become (me included) and for no real good reason.  I'm 
> not a person who favors bells and whistles when they don't make sense 
> and detract from site usability.
>
> </div>



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