Written by Pavan Kumar on May 7, 2008
The center story of this post is a website which I visited recently. I am going to share my experience about that here. The reason that I am posting here is just that I liked that site. That site deals with web design, developing and marketing services and just simply liked the feature that you cannot select the text.
While googling for something else, I landed on a site dealing with web design. I was really impressed by the way they have designed their pages. Here, I don’t mean about the page look and interactivity, but the security. I have had visited some pages like that, but I don’t remember any names for now. Such pages I think can avoid manual content scrappers, mean to say who just
copy and paste our content. Of course few such kind bloggers are biting my content too [on blogspot blogs]. I don’t want to name them now, but you can check out on copyscape. I even checked and made sure that it is not an image.
Did you visit the page? If not, I will tell you what the speciality about that. My usual way to read text is by selecting it using mouse. I observed on that page that the text could not be selected. Yes, I even tried several times, but it could not be selected. The same behaviour is found on different pages of the website like the ECommerce Software page. Why I am specifically pointing you to that page is because, it has a link to some other site, it is even hyperlinked as seen on code, but the link is not clickable.
But one noticeable thing I found was about the page meant for search engine optimisation. This particular page had selectable text. I don’t know if they have done such thing purposefully or if it is a mistake. If that is a coding trick, I would like to implement here to avoid spammers but not readers or bots.
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