HTML Writers Guild??

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by dpaanlka, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I don't know how I ended up at this site (titled "Untitled Document"), but I am amazed that someone who designed a page that bad could be a "proud member" of the "HTML Writers Guild" - whatever that is, it apparently doesn't stand for much.

    And what is with all the creepy references to spiders, and "New Media" ?

    One of his clients is http://www.bestbuyheatingandairconditioning.com/

    They couldn't come up with a better URL than that?

    Ridiculous venting by myself of course...
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

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  3. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    They claim to have won the "Golden Web Award"

    how????
     
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  5. Butters macrumors 6502

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    How can people get away with that?!?

    Haha my little sister makes better looking sites than that using piczo. Seriously.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That site would have been considered ugly even back in 1995... :rolleyes:
     
  7. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    OMG! I had my speakers off for the last few days. I didn't even notice there was creepy spider music to go along with the creepy spider pictures and references!
     
  8. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    That site is amazing. :eek: Bookmarked for inspiration.
     
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    It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, baby.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Says it all.

    At the bottom of that incredibly long and tedious page, in blue on blue is the following text:

    Couldn't have said it better myself, mate.

    BTW, what's an earball? (see just after it says B2B2C, near the top of the quote)
     
  13. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: That site is quite an eyesore! This is my favorite graphic, taken from their graphics design services page:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Apparently they offer web hosting as well. I'm sure it is very reliable.

    For the low price of $24.95 a month (plus $29.50 setup fee) you get the following:

    • 10mb of storage space
    • Unlimited Bandwidth (within reason) - how can you be unreasonable with only 10mb of storage space?
    • 2 whole POP3 email accounts
    • and a few other duhs (CGI-BIN for example)

    That is some highly competitive pricing there.
     
  15. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Don't forget the low, low pricing of only $2 per month per each extra POP email address.

    Bargain.
     
  16. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    Well, so much for dinner. :rolleyes:

    FrontPage is NOT your friend.

    Makes me want to "strike up a conversation" and bait a trap. lol
     
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  18. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    I did notice last night and forgot to mention that there is a page title now.

    :rolleyes:

    Not like it makes a difference. They obviously can't do anything other than screw a naive business out of their hard earned cash.
     
  19. 840quadra Moderator

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    I would use extreme caution with regards to slamming that site. It is obvious by "Spiders" huge block of text at the bottom of his page, that he understands search engines really well!

    He may locate you, and your site, infect it with the vicious Melissa virus, and proceed with world domination.

    ::EDIT::

    Oh my word! check out this Podcast from this site!

    This talks about the Spider's web designs.. (sorry bored and googled for a bit)
     
  20. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Man, I could have said so much more.
     
  21. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    Now I'm going to have to clean my keyboard. Thanks. Just what I needed... coffee shooting out my nose. :rolleyes: :D
     
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  23. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well, since the Artful Spider designed it, no I don't think it is. And what does Abraham Lincoln have to do with cocaine? I also find it hard to believe that this horrible web site is the world's first, and more importantly, only anonymous drug treatment program.
     
  24. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    i can't see where spider claimed to be a talented designer...seriously when will people realize that less is more?
     
  25. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    I personally think the design is quite good. I'm surprised more people haven't hired him.
     

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