> From: Jeff Brandenburg[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Barry Caplan wrote:
> > I also can not remember ever see anyone one else ever turn images off, at
> > least in the last 3 years. Does anyone have any information, current or
> > otherwise, about who turns images of when, for how long, and why? Is it
> > true that people do that?
> Well, all I have is a sample size of one, but here goes:
> I turn off image loading at home. I do it partly to improve speed, but
> mostly to avoid *animated* GIFs. The greatest drawback is that this
> renders some sites unusable.
I, too, turn images off at home -- to avoid animations (I have a Mac, and don't have Opera, which lets you turn this of on the PC), improve access time (i'm looking for information!) ....
I have a high end powerPC with a 56K modem -- I turn images back on when *I* want to see them -- or, when the designer requires them for navigation and i'm stuck cause I need to be on the site (http://www.compaq.com/ comes to mind). I then grouse a lot.
Most non-navigation graphics on most web sites are there to make the designer/owner happy -- illustrations, as it were, not "information."
And non-ALT text nav graphics drive me nuts -- poor design, horrible universality.
> I might turn images on and off more frequently, but for two misfeatures
> of NS 4.0x. First, it's no longer a first-level menu option; I have to
> wander down to the "Preferences..." choice, expand one of the left-hand
AH - I solved this with QuickKeys for the Mac -- I have a keyboard shortcut that turns images on or off ... It's Grand. Particularly since you have to turn the darn things on to get them to load on framed-sites.
Corollary product for the wintel platform?
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