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disable_context_menu_prevent_right-click [2013/03/24 11:57]
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disable_context_menu_prevent_right-click [2013/03/24 11:58] (current)
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   * Don't put it online.   * Don't put it online.
   * Watermark the image, and embed metadata.   * Watermark the image, and embed metadata.
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 +I like the latter option.
  
 To say that we are "disabling" the context menu is misleading. What we actually are doing is blocking the menu, or blocking its trigger. The holy grail of web-design is that a web page should be intuitive and pleasant to use, and that it should function identically across all platforms without hindering the platform or the user. When we block the context menu, we are intentionally hindering the web-browser and disabling the visitor, working against this principle. We invite the visitor into our space, then put them into restraints. The web-browser is a tool, and we deny our users the right to use that tool as designed, and in those ways to which the visitor may be accustomed. We create a poor user experience, an experience that is counterproductive to the purpose of having a well-designed website, and an experience in which the visitor themselves is disabled and diminished. To say that we are "disabling" the context menu is misleading. What we actually are doing is blocking the menu, or blocking its trigger. The holy grail of web-design is that a web page should be intuitive and pleasant to use, and that it should function identically across all platforms without hindering the platform or the user. When we block the context menu, we are intentionally hindering the web-browser and disabling the visitor, working against this principle. We invite the visitor into our space, then put them into restraints. The web-browser is a tool, and we deny our users the right to use that tool as designed, and in those ways to which the visitor may be accustomed. We create a poor user experience, an experience that is counterproductive to the purpose of having a well-designed website, and an experience in which the visitor themselves is disabled and diminished.
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