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Re: Usability tell



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Gary,

Peacock had it wrong also.

"thick" vs "thin" client applies to the application software, not the
supporting infrastructure such as a browser.

So, a green-screen app is "no client at all".

A web app is "thick client" if lots of the app functionality is implemented
in javascript and runs in the browser.
For example, an EmberJS web app is "thick".
A pure PHP app (which only emits HTML) is "no client", as all the app code
is on the server.
A web app, with a bit of jQuery, which only does presentation, and no
processing/validation is "thin".
A VB app, can be "thin", or "thick".

etc.





On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:05 PM, Monnier, Gary <Gary.Monnier@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

Here's some fuel for the fire...

A colleague at another company once said "If you think a Browser is a thin
client, think again. If you don't believe me just look at the size of a
web browser. You'll see it is pretty thick!"



-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matt Olson
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:50 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Usability tell

Looks like the web page implementation wasn't properly thought out in that
example. Perhaps a windows form application would have been more
advantageous instead of a web application.

Perhaps this will give you a compelling reason why you want to start
thinking towards the future and going to the web instead of the green
screen:


http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/154994-epic-mozilla-release-unreal-engine-3-html5-demo-to-the-public-and-its-awesome


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Kimmel [mailto:dkimmel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:12 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
Subject: Usability tell

Those interested in the Greenscreen vs Webpage usability debate will find
this blog compelling:

http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2014/01/21/poor-usability-tell/

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