Too much JavaScript

JavaScript offers developers a great deal. The fact that it runs in the browser keeps user experience fast and responsive. The ability to recognise user actions that HTML can’t allows more sophisticated interactions to be created. However, there’s now a tendency to include JavaScript and interaction where it’s not strictly necessary. There’s a feeling within design agencies that every site has to incorporate bells and whistles. If you’re creating something for a client, you need to include gee-whizz elements to show you’re really working for your money.

For the most part, many clients are perfectly happy with this. A shiny site, with clever forms and icons that change when the users mouse over them, means that they’re getting a lot of bang for their buck. After all, according to research carried out at the end of 2010 (, the vast majority of web browsers have JavaScript switched on, so you’re hitting everyone … right?

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