Day: July 2, 2013
Webster's defines update as "another change to Firefox you didn't ask for." Using this open source product often feels like sitting in coach as deranged Wikipedians argue in the cockpit about notable ways to steer the airplane.
The following is not an acceptable work around:
When leveraging SaaS platforms, developers are often limited to what they are allowed to do with backend code base, forcing use of client-facing scripting languages.
JS, like CSS, should not be able to be turned off so easily by users. It's an essential part of the modern web. [emphasis added]
A running list of Firefox "fixes" that have to be unfixed:
Stand-alone images centered in an ugly brown fleld (fix).
Hiding "http" in address bar (fix).
Blurry images from zooming entire page rather than just text (fix - except).
Automatic scaling of pages dependent on how the user sets operating system display preferences (fix).
minor edits for clarity, tone