In message <[log in to unmask]>, "Christopher L. Byrne, Director" writes:
> Well I feel I must respond to this and the other comments presented on
> this mailing list today. First, I wish Mr. Komen had taken the time to
> write to me personally, as we do implement suggestions made by our
Lighten up :-)-O, Joris made a general point.
> Mr. Harris of USAID (or should I say a USAID Contractor?) ...
> And his statement about Tables loading is incorrect.
Of course, he's USAID.
> Dr. Lisse, Believe me when we say we use an NT Server over Apache or
> other UNIX servers because of cost and implementation decisions.
> Unfortunately, I do not speak CGI or PERL and we cannot yet afford
> to hire someone on staff who does.
If that were the case you would NOT use NT and you WOULD use Apache.
As one example of many look at http://gatekeeper.ugraf.com/unix-nt
there are four fascinating evaluations of Unix vs NT.
> It is always very easy for web 'gurus' to be critical of others work
> (and I freely admit that I do the same), but I think we have a case here
> where people are failing to see the trees in the forest. If it took Mr.
> Komen 6 minutes to download the main page, how much longer in time and
> money would it have taken him to find the same information and links
> himself on the web. That is why the site was launched: to provide a
> place where people could go for the information.
Remember, Joris and I are sitting in Namibia, the best connected
country in sub shaharan Africa. If we both are experiencing this
bottleneck, what about countries with one single 64Kb link at peak?
Personally I think these many little GIFs are unecessary, for example
I saw TWO icons for amazon.com on the page. I'd really reduce this to
the paying advertisers. All others should be done as text.