Consequence: I still have a script blocker in my main browser.
Yes, for reference I have one without a script blocker.
I started with a script blocker years ago when my internet connection cost me money per byte. Of cause nowadays I have a flat-rate but I never grew out of the habit of having a script blocker.
As I do normally encounter script blocking I sometimes take the time to play “How many scripts do I need to get this site to work?”. As most script blockers have a white list function, which I use regularly, I don’t even have to play it all the times. I had years to build up my white list after all.
And boy do some pages load scripts. I have seen regular sites (nothing special) with more than 15 scripts. I think the highest count I can remember was over 40 which was an extreme case, I hope.
In fact I don’t even want you to find any big and/or costly fallbacks for whatever functionality you use. Just be honest and tell me.
Why do I wish for this?
Because many people don’t do that.
As I said – my script blocker nearly always triggers and so I tend to ignore it.
Now if you tell me I will check, enable your scripts (hopefully not too many…) and I get the user experience you actually planned, designed and programmed. We will both be happy.
If you don’t I will at first assume your site will work.
Which brings us to the following cases of web sites:
1. I no work
These pages are a bit extreme and don’t load anything if a script blocker is on – I literally had blank pages. Really nothing. I mostly didn’t play “How many scripts..” on these sites but went somewhere else.
2. I still no work
3. I don’t work and you can see it here, here and here
Thankfully most sites fall into this category.
4. I look good but I don’t work
You are looking really great but why do you not tell me you do not work?
I will find out when I click somewhere (menu point – next in a pager – …).
I think these are some of the worst.
5. I look good and I work sometimes
These pages where half the functionality works and you only realise the problem when you already filtered and searched for something. And yes I manly encounter this point on shopping sites. I will not be a happy user believe me.
6. And sometimes you find gems: I may not look perfect but I work
These pages have some display errors but do actually still work.
When everything is said and done: