Lovely website



  • I use to be "affiliated" with this company, decided to check out their website to see how they're progressing.

    Enjoy... www.guy-tek.com



  • WTFs I see:

    • "RightClick disabled"
    • Clicking the buttons on the top don't seem to do anything, except somehow pop up an alert() with the text of the button.
    • The spinny zooming Flash thing that makes it impossible to read the portfolio
    • The enitre homepage is one image with a "sound [on]" link for some reason.

    It looks like they tried to replicate an image map with JavaScript, but left it buggy and half-complete, it rarely detects clicks and won't load the new pages, instead favoring to alert the text of the header, as if it were a stub function.

    I dare not dig too deeply into the source code, but apparently they're still designing for IE5/Netscape.



  • yeah. that is WTF.



  •  The best is how it operates completely different for IE and Firefox, I don't have Chrome installed to try that though.



  •  Ah, crap, right-click disabled.

    There goes my chance to view the page source ...



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    WTFs I see:

    • "RightClick disabled"
    • Clicking the buttons on the top don't seem to do anything, except somehow pop up an alert() with the text of the button.
    • The spinny zooming Flash thing that makes it impossible to read the portfolio
    • The enitre homepage is one image with a "sound [on]" link for some reason.

    I found one more.  The "Press" button leads to a page with a completely different look.  Seems to be their old site.  That had a few WTFs in itself:

    • Pages are named index.html, page2.html, ..., page6.html.  FrontPage anyone?
    • The links in the menu include the domain part of the URL.
    • Forced linebreaks within sentences
    • Lots and lots of unnecessary formatting tag spam.  I mean seriously.  This run of closing tags speaks for itself: </o:p></span></b></font></p></font></font></font></font></font></span>


  • @DOA said:

     Ah, crap, right-click disabled.

    There goes my chance to view the page source ...

    Try Opera.

    left-click

    RightClick disabled

    right-click

    (works)

    middle-click

    (does what they intended left-click to do, I think)



  •  O...kay. I think I just found another one. Don't ask me how, but I just activated something called 'Tiltviewer'. It does pretty much what it sounds like it does; brings up a sort of site map that lets you zoom in and read each page.



  • @Vempele said:

    @DOA said:

     Ah, crap, right-click disabled.

    There goes my chance to view the page source ...

    Try Opera.

    [...]

    Try adjusting your irony sensor.



  • @Cantabrigian said:

    @Vempele said:

    Try Opera.

    [...]

    Try adjusting your irony sensor.

    Try reading the post. "Check out what happens in Opera; It misidentifies the mouse buttons."



  • @bannedfromcoding said:

    @Cantabrigian said:

    @Vempele said:

    Try Opera.

    [...]

    Try adjusting your irony sensor.

    Try reading the post. "Check out what happens in Opera; It misidentifies the mouse buttons."

     

    Also try the middle mouse button.

     

    Guess we can all blame James Kringel for this...

    I also didn't know http error were versioned now... ok 404 is still at version 404.0, but 403 is now at version 403.14.



  • @Jake Grey said:

     O...kay. I think I just found another one. Don't ask me how, but I just activated something called 'Tiltviewer'. It does pretty much what it sounds like it does; brings up a sort of site map that lets you zoom in and read each page.

     

    Ah, damn.  TiLtviewer.



  • It's a new way of handling status codes in IIS 7, see this for a simple intro. http://msmvps.com/blogs/bernard/archive/2006/12/19/what-s-changed-iis-7-status-codes.aspx



  •  @Hitsuji said:

    I also didn't know http error were versioned now... ok 404 is still at version 404.0, but 403 is now at version 403.14.

    I think it means HTTP 40π Pie not found



  • @DOA said:

     Ah, crap, right-click disabled.

    There goes my chance to view the page source ...

    I presume you're being ironic, but why do page authors disable right-click?  Even IE 7 has Page/ViewSource in the "command bar".  And there are lots of ways to steal images...



  • @DWalker59 said:

    but why do page authors disable right-click?  Even IE 7 has Page/ViewSource in the "command bar".  And there are lots of ways to steal images...
    Because they're idiots for the reasons you mentioned and more.



  • @DWalker59 said:

    I presume you're being ironic, but why do page authors disable right-click?  Even IE 7 has Page/ViewSource in the "command bar".  And there are lots of ways to steal images...
    Because the authors don't actually realise that there are other ways to perform 'view source' (or 'save as' for images,) beyond the context (right-click) menu.

    They think they're protecting their web page. They're wrong. Explaining this to them is usually futile.

     



  • @PJH said:

    They think they're protecting their web page. They're wrong. Explaining this to them is usually futile.

    I wouldn't be so harsh. They [b]are[/b] protecting their web page from all the users who don't realise there are other ways to get the images. Which is basically the maximum protection possible given that you want to serve the images at all, and does cover a large part of the threat. If nothing else, by making people work harder than right-click / save as, they're deterring the lazy casual user who wouldn't mind snagging a copy but can't be bothered putting any effort into it.



  • @Scarlet Manuka said:

    does cover a large part of the threat
     

    Numbers needed.



  • @dhromed said:

    @Scarlet Manuka said:

    does cover a large part of the threat
     

    Numbers needed.

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