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    One of the World's Top Websites

    He blinks, man. He blinks.

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    Sad that he boasts about the popularity when it's more likely to be an OMG effect.

    Reminds me of my own early days discovering all the "cool" things that were possible to do.
    Thank goodness I didn't have what's possible with today's technology available back then

    I can see where it's a good thing to know how to do something, but it's more important to know when to do something.
    That is, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

    Perhaps that link should have a "visually induced seizure" type of warning?

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    uggh... this reminds me of how bad things actually was in the 90's
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    Ah yes the 90's, blinking gifs, marquee, auto-play and auto-scroll. - what was I thinking

    I think for me it was I wanted to get away from the monochrome BASIC 127K-is-a-lot tech and have things more like a television experience.
    (I want the future now!)

    It was fun experimenting with "stoopid javascript tricks" etc. and it helped me learn a lot in terms of mark-up and coding, but I like to think I've become at least somewhat wiser since then.

    Perhaps this thread could be most beneficial to others if we mentioned what it is we think should not be done? i.e. a type of site review

    eg. Don't "blink" as that can cause seizures for some

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    @Francky made an excellent photoshopped "squinch" - half a blink

    http://clba.nl/sitepoint/toggle-squinch.htm

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    it's kind of a funny page (unintentionally).
    Reminds me of homer simpons' website.

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    and still he offers his services for creation of website and blog..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErinCatriona View Post
    and still he offers his services for creation of website and blog..
    "I am here for making good friend and doing some practical for Photoshop with HTML."

    For Photoshop with HTML? What does that mean?
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    I've been looking at this site for at least 15 minutes now, and I still discover new visual tricks and effects. A true masterpiece.

    Anyway, one thing that's a big no-no is the autoplay music. And even worse, no way to stop it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido2004 View Post
    I've been looking at this site for at least 15 minutes now ...
    That's truly impressive. I don't think I managed 15 seconds.

    Seriously, I don't suffer from seizures (thankfully) but I do have some perceptual problems, and I couldn't read the text at all with the background flashing like that. After struggling with it briefly, I started to feel sick and left.

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    It hipnotized me

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido2004 View Post
    It hipnotized me
    And also played havoc with your ability to spell ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido2004 View Post
    It hipnotized me
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    And also played havoc with your ability to spell ...
    I think the was a very clever pun in there. @guido2004 ; was affected in a 'hip' and 'hypnotic' manner. (hipnotized)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkinT View Post
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    It hipnotized me
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    And also played havoc with your ability to spell ...
    I think the was a very clever pun in there. @guido2004 ; was affected in a 'hip' and 'hypnotic' manner. (hipnotized)
    Ah - thank you. It obviously fried my brains so badly that I failed to spot that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoBear View Post
    Ah - thank you. It obviously fried my brains so badly that I failed to spot that.
    Maybe you had a blinkin' seizure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkinT View Post
    I think the was a very clever pun in there. @guido2004 ; was affected in a 'hip' and 'hypnotic' manner. (hipnotized)
    Absolutely...

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoBear View Post
    And also played havoc with your ability to spell ...
    Actually, it looked strange to me, but when I entered it in google it gave me the usual list of possible choices. Today they're all with 'hyp' but I swear yesterday it showed me 'hip'. Really!

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    Definately, we do have a Star here... or maybe a few thousands! A whole night sky!

    5 secs and I was already having a headache.

    The only positive that I can say that I least he did something to promote himself and get a job. Not that I would hire him though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    Ah yes the 90's, blinking gifs, marquee, auto-play and auto-scroll. - what was I thinking

    It was fun experimenting with "stoopid javascript tricks" etc. and it helped me learn a lot in terms of mark-up and coding
    Yeah, tell me about it - I still have a backup of all my websites during the 90's haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazybanana View Post
    Yeah, tell me about it - I still have a backup of all my websites during the 90's haha
    Can't you put one or two up and share them with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido2004 View Post
    Can't you put one or two up and share them with us?

    haha that will never happen - I have a hard time looking at them myself. But it always cheers me up looking at them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    He blinks, man. He blinks.

    Govind Tiwari's Blog
    Shouldn't this have one of those "Don't Try This At Home" warnings attached? (Just in case anybody thinks that by posting it hear we're somehow endorsing it?)

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    How did you even come across that SOTD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido2004 View Post
    Off Topic:

    Actually, it looked strange to me, but when I entered it in google it gave me the usual list of possible choices. Today they're all with 'hyp' but I swear yesterday it showed me 'hip'. Really!
    You must have triggered Google's Socially Advanced Language Compatibility mode. Searches are "intelligently" executed without those demeaning "Did you mean ..." prompts, and results are "translated" to include misspellings and other expressions of language associated with the search string; thus, no user has to feel marginalized or otherwise less than perfect about himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    How did you even come across that SOTD?
    Maybe here or here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    Ah yes the 90's, blinking gifs, marquee, auto-play and auto-scroll. - what was I thinking now! (...)
    It was fun experimenting with "stoopid javascript tricks" etc. and it helped me learn a lot in terms of mark-up and coding, but I like to think I've become at least somewhat wiser since then.
    Perhaps this thread could be most beneficial to others if we mentioned what it is we think should not be done? i.e. a type of site review.
    (...)
    Yes, I think it's easy to pillory sites from the web (from starting web developers too), for there are 10.000's of them which have a lack of quality in terms of coding.
    All starters have to experiment and to learn (we've all been starters, and we all have made strange antics I guess), and a lot of personal sites don't ever go beyond a starter's level (they intended to make a site, not to be a specialist. Nobody to blame!).
    • Apart from the many deprecated coding "tutorials" poisoning the web (as a starter you can't distinct between the good, the bad and the ugly!), and apart form webbuilders (as programs or included in a CMS) which cannot deliver proper coding.
    • Besides that, we have to consider the difference in cultural backgrounds about what is visually attractive. In one culture something can be seen as beautiful, in an other culture the same design can be judged as overdone.
    • It's a pity that it seems to be a common use for starting webdevelopers to exaggerate their skills, but he is certainly not the only one.

    I found another webpage of him: jaygovindallahabad.blogspot.com
    And I'm sure he has the goal to honour his God in this way. So basically there is nothing to make a mockery about.
    • But when I see the coding (with the restrictions of blogspot!), searching for any "stoopid javascript trick", it appears to be not javascript, but ... 21 vertical marquee's, blocking the links under them! ... OMG.

    As it cannot be in the spirit of the SPF community to make fun about mistakes of a webmaker, but just to help him/her to avoid mistakes, I should say:
    • No pillory of sites who haven't asked for comments.
    • Only a site review, with tips for the maker, if the maker of a discovered "wrong site" is contacted and has given his/her consent for a review over here.
    • Second choice: at least a message to the maker, that a review with tips is made and where this topic can be found in the forum.
    • Unless it is a website of a big company, which should know better. *)

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    *) Like Microsoft, that should be using css instead of tables (with 76 spacer gif's to get it cross browser), in the 2004 article of Douglas Bowman "Throwing tables out the window".

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
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    A friend sent it to me.
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