From: Reason (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 01:39:35 MST
--> Aaron McBride
> At 09:29 PM 11/13/2002 -0800, Reason wrote:
> >Unless some people have written good stuff in the past few
> years, building
> >custom graphs on the fly is a horribly expensive development project (in
> >comparison to the rest of it), just FYI.
> Graphs could make the site look a little too techie and scare people
> away. Especially if they are used for navigation.
It can be pulled off if done correctly; but you're right in that that's not
exactly easy UI design. My graph background is stock market stuff (these
are autogenerated on the fly byte by byte and pumped into the output stream
for each request, using a Forth backend. Scary. Play around with the check
boxes and you'll see what I mean. I hope to never see code the like of this
I think that Ben is right on the impact of the graphs, however -- words
really don't do to convey the impression to the uninitiated.
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