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
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
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)