Monday, March 07, 2005

Gmail in plain HTML

If you don't like using JavaScript (and have therefore disabled it) or if you just don't have a recent web browser, you might've been aggravated that Gmail's a JavaScript intensive service. (As it turns out, some Google employees don't like JavaScript neither, so they couldn't use their own company's webmail service.)

But now the Gmail Team has created a basic HTML version of Gmail. It even works in text-based browsers like Lynx! Of course, you won't get the advance UI-components of the JavaScript version, like address autocomplete and keyboard shortcuts, but it's still the fastest and most efficient webmail interface around. Besides, how the heck do you expect to get the advanced features without some sort of HTML scripting?