Articles related to js;dr:
- 2016-11-06 Tantek Çelik js;dr in print!
- 2016-06-08 @Pinboard:
- 2015-03-22 Príomh Ó hÚigínn: The futility of building full JS websites
- 2012-03-13 Tantek Çelik:
- Hacker News
I surf the web with NoScript (a FireFox extension to block java script on a per-domain basis, the sake of security). That also enforces "js; dr". Some pages show absolutely no content unless you allow JS from their domain, and perhaps others. I often don't bother; just back button out of there and go somewhere else.
- Twitter: comments regarding js;dr and related
- ... lots of individual tweets, threads, follow-ups
Dead To History Examples
Readability was js;dr:
(Screenshot showing Readability with "Loading Readlists..." but no actual content due to js;dr).
Web Content Examples
Examples of primarily content-based sites that are js;dr, in other words, have no real excuse other than poor engineering (or paying for poor engineering)
Huffington Post articles are js;dr as noted https://twitter.com/kevinmarks/status/651165250666938369
If you load the Pacific Standard without JS, you get a blank page.
http://www.themillsf.com/ is a San Francisco based cafe and bakery that serves pizza on Monday nights.
Articles on securitytrap.com, e.g.:
- http://www.securitytrap.com/mail/bugtraq/2004/Oct/0287.html (found via https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=30609 related to curl function in PHP)
As predicted in the js;dr post - that securitytrap.com article is dead to history - the archive.org copy is empty of any content:
- ... add other js;dr content-centric examples here, along with suggested workarounds
If it's hosting of someone else's content, add it to the Silo Examples section below.
Google's Blogspot weblog hosting silo's new (2014 and later?) templates tend to be js;dr, completely unnecessary and undesirable for a content-centric service. E.g. as tweeted: https://twitter.com/parkr/status/651142997564755968
Dropbox file URLs
Dropbox file URLs require loading scripts across multiple domains just to view a simple JPEG:
Google Photos photo post permalinks are js;dr when they should at a minimum actually display the photo:
Web App Examples
If you load Google Maps without JS, you get a cheeky error message:
The New Flash
Other (perhaps "artistic") examples which in the 1990s/2000s would have been built and deployed with Flash/SWF, and yet now depend on JS and perhaps other technologies designed to replace many old Flash use-cases.
networkeffect ioThe site networkeffect.io when browsed without JS on, says:
If you do enable JS, and your browser supports whatever JS their site has, you might see a screen like:
Thus elevating WebGL to one kind of "New Flash". (As discovered from https://twitter.com/mcclure111/status/651482137464541184 )
At a minimum the site should have a static text description, with perhaps a static image screenshot of what the WebGL would render by default.
- https://twitter.com/jkphl/status/792452368562618369: seen in "Inclusive Design Patterns" page 88 by Heydon Pickering (October 2016)