But since you’re criticizing Sparkle out loud in the Sparkle thread I feel the need to defend it.
I can’t judge a product - and I never did. All I can judge is a result - no matter how and with what it has been created. And you shared results. And I had a brief look into it.
What Sparkle’s code looks like is frankly completely irrelevant if you don’t need to further edit it, as is the case with Sparkle and for Sparkle users. Not liking the “font-1” css selector is akin to not liking the color of the fuel pipe in your car. I’m sure your mechanic loves you for that.
Perhaps - yes. But I’m not sure if semantics in web is really irrelevant. Or for screen-readers?
Yep - the picture element. I’m aware of. Well done.
We have thousands of users for whom code simply isn’t an option, either because symbolic thinking (left brain) and visual thinking (right brain) are too hard to mix for them, or because the time needed to wrap their head around some arcane browser bug or CSS “feature” isn’t compatible with their busy life. In fact statistically speaking I’d say WYSIWYG is the future and handcoding HTML is dead, it just isn’t apparent in this particular echo-chamber.
No - the point is, that an adaptive web is way too flexible to see it from a static standpoint. I forgot to mention that VCD (We see design) or Visual Controlled Design would cover this aspect much better.
Unlike Freeway, Sparkle isn’t a dead product. You don’t want to use Sparkle? Fine. You don’t think Sparkle is good for you? Understood. Intellectual honesty would have you admitting that Sparkle is simply amazing for its target audience.
Yes it’s true. And I think Sparkle is the closest match to substitute Freeway. I don’t think that I ever wrote anything else. I’m not application oriented. But watching your promo video “Why Sparkle”, I feel myself named and shamed. A true idiot, just because I do research in web and even read books.
So it’s the amateurs who are creating the unique, distinct new websites and the professionals creating the canned-looking ones. Go figure…
Visually spoken - maybe (it’s anyway too hard to judge “design”). But I still see both: The things I see - and the things I can’t (but sometimes wonder).
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