it is my considered opinion that most websites should look like professors' personal websits that were obviously made by hand in HTML and haven't been updated since 1995
@lyliawisteria lynx is one of the most useful web tools out there tbh.
lynx -dump -listonly -nonumbers is a very frequent command of mine
@zardoz i wouldn't question the utility of lynx. there's lots of things it's useful for. but it's not terribly useful for a lot of today's web pages.
@zardoz Thumbing my dog-eared copy of "Building websites for Netscape Navigator 3" and nodding in agreement
@zardoz I keep telling the rest of my research group that this is the aesthetic we need to go for, but they're not convinced. Yet.
@bstacey how can anybody respect information that is presented with more than the bare minimum of frills?
@zardoz That system dropped offline for about 4 months after it changed buildings (and firewalls) then we got a ticket to bring it back online ASAP, that's the only reason we really noticed it.
@zardoz you can tell the best ones because they use those named X11 colours, all like
<BODY TEXT=darkslategray LINK=midnightblue ALINK=maroon VLINK=indigo BGCOLOR=azure>
@zardoz Consider using XHTML and MathML, instead of HTML 3.x though.
CSS 3 isn't bad as well. But I guess that's the whole point, to leave the default styles…
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