New site

Chris Devers cdevers at
Fri Nov 13 22:16:01 GMT 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Mark Fowler <mark at> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Leo Lapworth <leo at> wrote:
>> 2009/11/13 Chris Devers <cdevers at>
>>> Not to be contrarian, but is there any particular reason why random
>>> bits of text in the main banner need to be Flash assets rather than an
>>> open format like PNG or -- gosh -- text+CSS?
>> We wanted to
>> 1) be able to easily change the message on the home page (it rotates between
>> two at the moment, but we can add more later and use for other sites, e.g.
>> 2) use a non-web font
> You mean you kept you eye on the prize of a nice looking and
> functional website that gave the best experience to the majority of
> users rather than instead of priotising some side issue to do with the
> "correctness of using flash" that threatened to undermine the very
> improvements to the design that you were attempting?
> Goodness me, whatever next?  I should keep quiet about this if I was
> you, because if people hear that you can actually get things done
> rather than getting entrenched in the prevailing mindset that's
> holding back improvements, a whole bunch of work will be coming your
> way.

Ha. Ha.

I asked what the reason was. Now I know.

I wasn't aware of iSFR. Now I am.

Chris Devers

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