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  • Animation on MSDN Web Pages? No Thanks

    I may be fighting a losing battle against the Silverlight/Flash animation gurus.  The Visual Basic Developer site on MSDN is showing off a preview of its proposed redesign.

    One of the “features” is a flashing, fading, distracting, and very annoying animation at the bottom of the page. To me, this is a case of “see what great things I can do” from an animator. 

    Unfortunately, these moving image things set off my vertigo and I must turn away quickly.

    In the debate over the redesign, one option seems to be a button to turn the motion off. I’d reverse that so that nothing moves unless I click the Play button.

    I’m not sure if the VB site’s redesign is going to be adopted by MSDN in general. I certainly hope not because the content on the MSDN site is far too important to be overpowered by flashy design.

    Perhaps someone has a browser plug-in that can disable the Flash and Silverlight controls on a page/site basis?



  • Soma, Scottgu, and I Are on the Same Page!

    Ah yes, S. Somasegar, Scott Guthrie and Ken Cox. What an influential trio! It's kind of a geeky rat pack.

    We definitely run in the same circles... the MSDN Home page where my MVP profile is part of the current random display cycle. Just in case I disappear before you get there, here's a screenshot:

    Ken Cox, Scottgu, and Soma together again.

    Thanks to my old MVP colleague (and current MSFT blue badge) Carl Prothman for the heads-up!