31 January 2008
Speaking of making the punishment fit the crime, whoever designed this site should be required to view it in Firefox for two hours a day.
Posted at 6:54 AM to PEBKAC
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Don't look at this neighborhood association Web site using Firefox if you have epilepsy. Also, be warned it might crash your browser. (Link seen on Dustbury, where the author suspects the site uses a special IE slider that doesn't play well with other ......[read more]
It may look okay in IE6, but in 7 it looks exactly as it does in Firefox.
Well, except for the epileptic seizure...
Are you referring to its tendency to go into a headache-inducing "blinking on and off" mode in Firefox?
I don't know. I tend to think that if the people who run a web page actually WANT hits, they'd think to make it multi-browser compatible.
I think this was more a case of "Look at the neat stuff we get from Microsoft!" and the rest of the world can go hang.
My Firefox couldn't handle it for ten minutes, much less two hours.
Firefox with NoScript plug-in loads it up just fine with all scripts blocked. Allowing erfilter.com script fills in a couple of boxes. Allowing the newtongrant.org script produces severe chaos.
I would suggest emailing them to inform them that their script is registering as malware/virus and ask them if they were dong it deliberately.
I get the blink after about 30 seconds, until I hit "stop loading." Also, they've got the right-click function (as in "open in another window/layer") disabled for most of the links.
Couldn't find any "meta generator" values in the code I looked at, or a "designed by" credit. (Protect the guilty, I say!)
Meanwhile, I've been fighting this one.
Broken web design: It's everywhere!
On the bright side, Firefox's "IE View Lite" plugin worked this time. Kicked it right over to IE -- though it still left Firefox twitching until I cleared my cache, closed the browser, and restarted.