Last night my wife was enrolling in her university’s health insurance plan. The insurance company’s website committed one of my biggest web development pet peeves: using a Java applet for a navigation menu. This brings up my question: when is it appropriate to use a Java applet on your web site? I’d appreciate your responses in the comments thread.
(As a side note, it was also very poorly implemented. I got an error saying that I needed to make sure Java was installed for Internet Explorer on my version of Windows. We were using Safari on the Mac!!)