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Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by srf4real, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. srf4real macrumors 68030

    srf4real

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    http://www.2ndlight.com/

    I don't know the owner or designer of this site, but they have faithfully updated this site every morning for at least five years that I know of. How many of you wish yur favorite sites would update more that once every six months!:cool:
     
  2. cbetta macrumors regular

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  3. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    Hideous.

    Nice way to spam your site though. NOT.

    42 validation errors, and not even a DOCTYPE! :eek:

    Ha ha, jokes on us.
     
  4. srf4real thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, imop it it the most useful site in my bookmarks... didn't know it was so bad.:eek:

    So impress me then!
     
  5. Mydriasis macrumors 6502

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  6. mufflon macrumors 6502

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    I don't really care about design as long as isn't so poorly made that I cry - as long as the content is new, fresh and useful - for instance macrumors - not the coolest design I've seen, but it has content, purpose, the design is decent and the most important thing - the content is fresh everyday I go here - thus I go here daily.
     
  7. Aperture macrumors 68000

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  8. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    Hey srf4real, how about this site for a regularly updated surf site

    www.hawaiianwatershots.com/

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    The design of these sites, might not live up to the webdesign ideal of beauty. But imo they have more to offer the community than many other sites out there.

    Your examples of well designed sites look great but I'm not going to go back there for their design! Whereas srf4real's example generates repeat traffic, which is from where I'm standing the ideal of any website.

    If you think these site designs are so bad (outdated) then why don't you offer to give them a makeover in return for using it in your portfolio.
     
  9. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, look, ThunderLounge, macrumors.com failed with 60 validation errors! We must be on an absolute rubbish site, huh? That's your consistent mark as to whether a website is "good" or "bad."
     
  10. edcrosay macrumors member

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    You guys should check out www.greygoose.com. It's flash based, but one of the coolest sites I have ever seen.
     
  11. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    Wah, wah. Way to go personal with that comment, huh?

    And yes, I could be easily considered a web standards zealot. I have no shame in that, and wear it with pride. It would be safe to assume that you've not had the pleasure of working with, and for, some of the great disabled people out there. When you see them in their constant struggles with the web, even on big name sites that you think would "care", it gets to you. Web standards aren't a fad, a trend, or stylish. They are the right thing to do. That is, unless the point is to intentionally exclude and discriminate against people with disabilities. So yeah, that's the first thing I look at when someone asks for an opinion. It's that important, and a complete and utter shame that there are so many people out there that just flat out don't understand.

    As for this site, being MacRumors, I'd be more than happy to assist them with bringing vB up to standards, without even asking for so much as an acknoledgement of thanks. Yep, standards are that important.


    However, I conclude from your comment that you don't care, and probably have zero experience. So, I'm probably wasting keystrokes.

    Have a nice day.
     
  12. srf4real thread starter macrumors 68030

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  13. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Uh-oh. Your "about" page didn't validate. EDIT: Neither did the photos page.
     

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  14. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Validation is great, but Thunderlounge.com is even uglier than the OP's site!
     
  15. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm... the about page seems to be OK for me.

    As for the gallery, it's a known issue. I'll be the first to admit I haven't touched it yet, and used one of the default coppermine themes. Time is an issue on that one, and an accepted compromise for the time being. Mainly since it's a photo gallery.

    Any further hijacking of the thread? :rolleyes:
     

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