RE: Singularity PR: Idea for a Website

From: Reason (
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
things --
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
again, frankly).

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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