The Web 2.0, illustrated

Wednesday, 01 October, Year 6 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

With the site's own CSS :


Without the site's own CSS :


Which, in your own estimation, is the better deal ?i

Both get the same 1280x768 viewport. The web 2.0 version manages to get three lines in there. The sane version gets five. The web 2.0 version elides the status, method and protocol. Because the less information you get the better, right ?

That's what web 2.0 really is all about, isn't it ? Making stupid people feel less inadequate for their stupidity, making the clueless less capable to notice their cluelessness. Making everything "feel" better and appear "nicer", right ?

Fuck you.

Now go away.

  1. The shit's actually so bad ,cPanel includes to this day a small link going "Click Here for the legacy version of this screen, which uses less JavaScript* and formats the information differently."

    It's been there for half a decade, that link. They can't quite bring themselves to out and say it, "We've made this look retarded because we're whores for peer pressure. If you'd still like a page that doesn't utterly suck, click here. Sorry we're such pussies, please still like us anyway!", but you know that's exactly what it is.
    * Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention : web 2.0 destroys an acre of virgin forest every time you click on some retarded gawker "media property", to pay for all the extra CPU cycles needed. []

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5 Responses

  1. I endorse this design statement.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Wednesday, 1 October 2014

    I endorse your endorsement, lol.

  3. It's like Bash Endorse(endorse)^endorse

  4. After the cpanel devs hear of these complaints, they will fix it in new bestest greatest version. It will send just a piece of js that fetches json directly from db and builds the view. Incredible how the world works.

  5. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Wednesday, 1 October 2014

    @Jurov Or they could just dump html that's 90% text and 10% mark-up and let hte browser figure it out.

    You know, like this whole fucking thing was designed to work in the first place.

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