As others have pointed out, the Streaming Radio Guide web site looks like it was written in 1999, because it was 🙂
and the Google “Shiv”
The “down side” to this is for those of you who watch every little thing the website does to you, the “big guys” are the ones behind jquery – especially Google and Facebook.
At some point, I’ll probably load the jquery and Google “Shiv” (It lets older browsers behave like they understand HTML5) from my server, but for now, you’ll start seeing them being loaded by your browser. Your browser likely already has them in its memory from other web sites you visited and has them “white listed” as safe, so there won’t be any delay.
The first thing I’ve done is added “Clear on DoubleClick” to all text input fields. This mostly is to help Brian and me, and any of those of you who volunteer to edit the directory. It will work on any text field on any page that’s been converted to the newer standardized heading format. When you double click the text field, the current contents will go away – no need to highlight the text and click Delete or backspace, or click on an Del link. Clearing the field does not submit the form, though. You still need to click Update or Submit or the relevant action for the page you’re using.
Down the road, look for the main menu page to be transformed into a drop down expanding task bar. How far? Stay tuned. Creating a true “mobile” version of the web site that adapts reasonably to a smart phone should also be easier.
There still is nothing like Google Analytics here and no facebook tracking being used. If your browser or security software starts sending up flares, let me know 🙂
Part of the reason for this is not just the web site, but to improve my programming skills so people would not laugh at me at a job interview. Haha…