About DownloadableSuicide.com

Downloadable Suicide was a resource for geek issues — gaming, comics, tech, and the internet. It was meant as a niche haven against internet group think, while advocating conscientious consumerism and healthy gaming habits. We were aiming to maintain a balance of sensible familiarity and iconoclasm, hopefully avoiding redundancy with similarly themed websites — essentially contributing to, not re-posting, the net. However, things change and we moved on to other projects. Independent and cheap gaming is now well-covered by great sites like RockPaperShotgun.com, and is well-supported by digital distribution services like Steam and HumbleBundle.


Authors

Kyle Loera “Sokkratez”

Downloadable Suicide comic co-writer, Bearly Commentary articles, cheap gaming tips, comic tips, Bearly Noteworthy news, Audiosurfing videos, and free software recommendations

Michael JT Smith “PseudoKnight”

Downloadable Suicide comic co-writer and artist, machinima syndication, cheap gaming tips, free software recommendations, and site design & programming

Noct

Nate the Necromancer comic and Digital Art Appreciation


Frequently Asked Questions

Bring Down IE6Q: Why does the site look so bad in Internet Explorer 6?
A: PseudoKnight: This is the first time I’ve designed a site without catering to that browser. It seems only businesses ever use it anymore. I haven’t gone out of my way to make sure it works, but nor have I gone out of my way to break it. Users and network administrators will simply not upgrade if web developers continue to support it. Similarly, I have dropped support for IE7 as well. It wasn’t as much of a problem, but development is far faster and easier using standards. (IE6 support actually doubles development time for websites) I’d recommend switching to FireFox, Opera, or Google Chrome, depending on your tastes. Opera is our preferred browser here at DoSu, but all three are great.


Leave a reply below to ask us any more questions you may have.

  1. I disagree. Firefox has a more pleasing GUI than Opera. Not knocking Opera, it runs nice on older systems, whereas Firefox does not. However, Firefox is the superior browser whether against Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome or whatever. Why else would it come bundled with just about every Linux Distro out there?

  2. It’s bundled with Linux because it’s the only true open source browser of the bunch. (Chrome is close, but its primary development platform has always been Windows) I appreciate what Firefox is and its advantages, but as a user Opera has satisfied my needs better. However, I regularly use Opera, Firefox, and Chrome at different times for different activities. This has kept me familiar and active with the software, which is important to me. I listed Firefox first because it’s my standard recommendation. Chrome is encroaching on all fronts, though. I think its GUI is the sexiest of the bunch.

    I modified that part of the FAQ to be more clear.

    As far as the other two, Safari is feature-poor and IE is severely lacking in standards.

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