Flutterby™! : Retooling

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2012-09-09 20:33:42.182857+00 by meuon 1 comments

I'm trying to get a little more modern with my web interfaces and am playing with Twitter Bootstrap for a project that needs a simple 5 page website. It's impressive with how well it works, but somehow I feel dirty loading > 100k of CSS plus jQuery just to do a little brochure site. The long term goal is updating the interfaces of some serious projects. They work very well, but are not very shiny. It's amazing how much I end up doing "back end" with the "CMS" to control certain capabilities, even with this amazing framework.

I'm trying to retool, and am realizing how much of the current state of the web is duct tape, super glue and spit. It really should not be this complicated to a pretty and functional website that works well with multiple devices and modalities. Touch screens for example, change the way drop down menu's work...

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-10 17:38:55.028692+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, you'd kinda think that the web browser would give you a reasonable interface, but the reality is that it gives you a buggy hard-to-use platform that then requires a whole lot of code to bring up to usable.

And I struggle right now with people creating links via "onClick" actions on elements, trying to create interfaces that really should be managed by the browser that end up kind-of working, but blowing all sorts of functionality for marginal improvements in other areas.