JavaScript is Good, But Should Not be Relied Upon

There was a time, years ago, when the only reason to use JavaScript on a website was to produce cliché effects; flashing, scrolling, fading and popups to name but a few. It was slow, clunky and not a very nice language to write code in. Browsers required different code to do the same thing as another browser, the whole thing was a mess. People would overuse sites like dynamic drive to achieve all sorts of pointless effects, falling snow, page transition effects, and who can forget, the disabling of right mouse clicking by making a popup appear, which was about as effective as putting up a sign which says "Please don't push this button". Read More...