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Another example of what not to do

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In a crosspost to a number of alt groups
related to automobiles was posted:
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California EPA approves sale The Exhaustonator - The
number on exhaust pipe in the America
Visit our website for details information
http://www.truevic.com
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What a joke of a site! It's actually quite
funny to go to http://www.truevic.com/ with
Javascript enabled and see the page title
"True Vision International Company", when
my "vision" of the page is a big blank space
because I don't have Flash installed.

It gets funnier if you look at the page source.

Of course if you have javascript disabled, they
don't want your business, or for you to be able
to find their website via a search engine.

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Dave Patton
Canadian Coordinator, Degree Confluence Project
http://www.confluence.org/
My website: http://members.shaw.ca/davepatton/
Jul 20 '05 #1
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"Dave Patton" <sp**@trap.invalid> wrote in message
news:Xn*******************************@24.71.223.1 59...
In a crosspost to a number of alt groups
related to automobiles was posted:
------------------------------------------
California EPA approves sale The Exhaustonator - The
number on exhaust pipe in the America
Visit our website for details information
http://www.truevic.com
------------------------------------------

What a joke of a site! It's actually quite
funny to go to http://www.truevic.com/ with
Javascript enabled and see the page title
"True Vision International Company", when
my "vision" of the page is a big blank space
because I don't have Flash installed.

It gets funnier if you look at the page source.

Of course if you have javascript disabled, they
don't want your business, or for you to be able
to find their website via a search engine.


I found the same thing when I wanted to find out about the new Scion line of
cars. The web site at www.scion.com is entirely Flash-based. If you don't
have it or don't allow it to be activated, you get a link for installing
Flash. You can also see a hyperlinked "Enter" graphic even if you don't
allow your Flash to be activated, but clicking on it just redisplays the
home page again.

You can't even get an e-mail address to write to them to complain about it.
I used Google to try to find a contact address for them--and one of the
first sites I came to was at Design Interact,
http://www.designinteract.com/sow_d/110303/, giving the Scion site its Site
of the Week award last November 3. I wrote to Design Interact to complain.
The person who responded acknowledged that ignoring the non-functionality of
the Scion site was an oversight on their part--but concluded "you have to
admit, with Flash it is a really good site".

I don't know what Design Interact's qualification is to judge the quality of
web sites: You'll note that on their own page there isn't even any
indication of what web site you're on--they forgot to add a heading or
banner or mention it in the page title. You have to click the Home link to
find out.

Jul 20 '05 #2

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Dave Patton <sp**@trap.invalid> wrote in
news:Xn*******************************@24.71.223.1 59:
In a crosspost to a number of alt groups
related to automobiles was posted:
------------------------------------------
California EPA approves sale The Exhaustonator - The
number on exhaust pipe in the America
Visit our website for details information
http://www.truevic.com
------------------------------------------

What a joke of a site! It's actually quite
funny to go to http://www.truevic.com/ with
Javascript enabled and see the page title
"True Vision International Company", when
my "vision" of the page is a big blank space
because I don't have Flash installed.

It gets funnier if you look at the page source.

Of course if you have javascript disabled, they
don't want your business, or for you to be able
to find their website via a search engine.


This isn't funny! It's sad!

They use seven or so java applets for what could have been javascript
rollovers.

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In a room with thirty-seven people, never have everybody shake each
other's hand.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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