To conclude my rant:
If you build websites, if you have any influence for how you or your company uses the web: Please, actively try to lower this technical barrier. Introduce a UX testing phase where you simulate a gprs-class connection (easy with web-dev-tools).
Make sure that you share your knowledge not only with those that are already privileged by modern (communications) technology, but also with those that might need it the most.
@thunfisch Even in a rural area of a rich country like England or Germany some people are still forced to use satellite broadband or GPRS/LTE with low signal/data caps and will struggle with many modern websites (we had this issue at my work for a couple of years with the European satellite broadband, which was really little better from when it first appeared around 1991)
@thunfisch After 20-odd years I am now, today, since you posted this (thank you!), finally decided that I am SICK of building and hosting sites and email-I hate it.
Sick of js, php and mysql/maria.
I actually hate all of those compared to other langs and db.
I was shitty at it anyhow - esp. the graphics (I have zero artistic talent, just tech good with e.g. gimp and inkscape). No creativity though - smart art ppl have to tell me what to do
I used to have like 40 sites. I only have 4 left anyhow
@thunfisch ... i 'turned off' the other sites. Just told them to find someone else. I took like two years or so. No one ever dropped me. That would have saved some time :-)
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