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RE: why are users so brain-dead today?

From: O'Guin, Phaewryn D. <JDO09280@ccv.vsc.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:20:54 +0000
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CY1PR0101MB1498D20AA573ED281310A490CC7B0@CY1PR0101MB1498.prod.exchangelabs.com>
Just because you successfully built one website that meets your requirements doesn’t mean that the rest of the world needs to or should be forced to. Perhaps the needs of others are different than your own. I know that must come as a shocking revelation to you, but it actually is possible that your needs aren’t the most important design element to other website designers. Perhaps you have success on your own site because you have designed it specifically to meet your own needs, using only features which work for the browser you’re choosing to use. Not everyone has those limitations, and it is not reasonable for you to expect others to meet your needs when they are needs they do not share.

Amended Recommendations:

1. Understand modern monitors and resolutions (technology has changed a lot since VGA/Super VGA was standard): All web designers should try to keep up with the technology they are building for, unless you’re aiming to build mobile-only websites, in which case pot, meet kettle.
2. If necessary, purchase a smartphone that has the processing power necessary to run more fully-featured browsers.
3. Install a more fully-featured browser in your phone (one can only assume that you have chosen a lightweight limited browser based on your phone’s limitations – otherwise, you’d have absolutely no reason to be here complaining about those limitations – you’d just go download a fully-featured browser like anyone with half a lick of common sense would do. See http://androidadvices.com/opera-mini-opera-android-browser-comparison/ for the difference between Opera and Opera Mini, and you might be able to grasp this concept you’re struggling with.
4. Invest in an unlimited data plan for your device.
5. Enjoy this snowflake: * ; It suits you well.


Regards,

Phaewryn

From: Eric Richards [mailto:2eric.richards@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:24 PM - 18:24 PM
To: O'Guin, Phaewryn D. <JDO09280@ccv.vsc.edu>
Subject: Re: why are users so brain-dead today?

OK I new this would happen as sure as like night follows day someone has to misunderstand.

First of all I did reply the other day under modified subject   "why are webmasters so "strange" today?"
But first I have my own website suitable and written for a large laptop or standard large VGA Super VGA desk top computer or whatever screen they have today I do NOT have any issues with my website on my cell phone that I have with other websites.
 I will say that again
I have my own website suitable and written for a large laptop or standard large VGA Super VGA desk top computer or whatever screen they have today I do NOT have any issues with my website on my cell phone that I have with other websites.

otherwise I would not of wasted my time and posted a piece of dribble under the Subject: why are webmasters so brain-dead today? So naturally since I am not a professional web designer that does websites for money what is wrong with others.


OK getting back to the reply I said the other day and I will repeat it so you do not have to go hunting for it, that went out from my cell phone, My Cell phone can only do maximum 300 characters per body of email in blue, So I have made it slightly clear with red font.
"hi in quick reply. I should refrain from using subject lines like I
did, it can get negative results in replies . While the screen is 320*192,  on my cell phone Opera
mini has a magnifier that zooms by about 3 times so a standard web page one
can scroll around so it looks something  like a standard 960*576 pixel screen
looking in a 320*192 pixel peep hole"


From Eric




On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM, O'Guin, Phaewryn D. <JDO09280@ccv.vsc.edu<mailto:JDO09280@ccv.vsc.edu>> wrote:
Why/how would/could anyone expect a website to display perfectly on a 320 x 192p screen? The usual problem causing warnings that say your browser needs to be updated are generally because you need a feature most lightweight cell phone browsers don’t support, like flash or javascript. It’s not the standard organization’s responsibility to provide you with small footprint browsers that provide the necessary features to view websites, nor is it their job to police the developers that make such useless browsers for the likewise useless devices they are being used on.

Recommendations:

Surf the internet on a proper device such as a computer.
Purchase a smartphone that has a larger screen and which has the processing power necessary to run more fully-featured browsers.
Invest in an unlimited data plan for your device.
Install a fully-featured browser on that device.
Contact the webmaster of the website you have a problem with, it is their responsibility to deal with your complaints, which are partially valid (although I strongly suggest you modify your tone).
Contact the developer of the browser you have a problem with, it is their responsibility to deal with your complaints, which are partially valid (although I strongly suggest you modify your tone).


Regards,

Phaewryn

From: Eric Richards [mailto:2eric.richards@gmail.com<mailto:2eric.richards@gmail.com>]
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 6:03 PM - 18:03 PM
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org<mailto:www-validator@w3.org>>
Subject: why are webmasters so brain-dead today?

Hi

(1)
This new website https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/ works great if one is at a computer

But on my 320*192 pixel cell phone it is next to useless

I just put the same URL into w2c validator and got a massive 299 Errors, 49 warning(s)
https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0


But having said that, it could be as I have found, fix one error up and most of the other errors &/or warnings could disappear.

(2)
Using the same cell phone there are too many websites that make a complaint that my browser is too old and I am using the newest browser, I thought that was what W3C was all about so you could go to any website with any browser and it would world

(3)
We still have too many websites eating up too much expensive mobile data, almost making cell phone use on the internet useless unless you have a money tree growing nearby.

From Eric





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