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2000-06-08 14:43:31+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Alright! who sold Big Blue a clue?? I love fads like Linux :)

[ related topics: Free Software Web development ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:03+00 by: TC

Hmm I kinda like the new site. It loads fast and uses no evil javascript. It reminded me of the brief time when Flutterby had some pictures inlined on it's pages. I might be your only reader that liked that look. I'll have to see what it looks like on a PDA, Lynx and old Netscape but it looks pretty spiffy on a contemporary browser. If you look at the page source, it is super readable and commented. It does look like the tables force the page wider than it needs to be but that appears to be an implementation mistake not a design one...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:03+00 by: Dan Lyke

Loads fast? Yup, I've definitely gotta get IDSL at home, the whole page has gotta be down before it renders. And yeah, the table width thing is definitely an implementation issue. But what bothers me is that finding information is now much harder. The designer's bought into the whole Jakob Nielsen "the users are idiots" frame of thinking, and rather than giving space to the real content at the expense of vertical scrolling it clutters up much of the page with dynamic content which, if I were interested in it anyway, I'd already be clicking on that link, and leaves the rest of the information with cryptic one and two word explanations.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:03+00 by: stutz

It sucks. PhilG had been a role model because he saw the big picture of 'etext publishing' and didn't think in terms of corny 'Web design.' But the new site breaks most of the rules in his book.

The empty narcissism is what tires me the most about this Web generation, and what made Philip special when compared with them -- besides that he gave more to the world than his own image -- is that he didn't make any attempt to hide[Wiki] his narcissism.

What I'm certain of these days is that privilege and truth can't lay together in the same bed.