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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by TWTCommish:
    I'm out in Pittsburgh and I was watching TV recently and a commercial came on the screen for web development and e-commerce...

    Here's the URL they listed: http://www.2webspinners.com/

    It's pathetically terrible...and their rates are horrendous...they prey on newbies I'm sure.

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    That really looks like a site which is designed back in 1996 en never updated. Domain names for $75....I wonder what happens if you send them an email.



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    You're right, this site is a pain for the eye! And I thought that my site wasn't so well designed...

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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    Elledan is Andy Evans (http://www.screamdesign.com) compared to these guys.

    Alright people, check back at this thread sometime tomorrow: I'm going to email the 2WebSpinners.com morons and see what on earth they're smoking, and how much they charge for it.

    I shall report back here in less than 24 hours.



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    I've got to agree that site that everyone's ragging on is pretty crappy. What makes it so bad is not the poor design, it's the content. I have no problem with the amateur sites on geocities, angelfire and the like. Everyone has to start somewhere, and a lot of people are simply making sites for themselves and their friends to enjoy.

    In those cases, design really doesn't matter. If they can enjoy the site with their friends, then I say the design is good because it suits their purpose. However, the one talking about web design, but has a poor one of its own is something we can rag on. If someone is that dillusional to think their design is all that then they deserve harsh criticism.

    So really, what makes for a poor web design? Surely you can't say appearance is 100% of it, because a lot of people are perfectly happy going to those amateur sites, but might not be so satisfied with a 'cutting edge' site about the mysteries of why Dirt is Dirty.

    Now I'm wondering if that makes sense, but I don't feel like ranting much longer. In my opinion, a badly designed site is anything that doesn't supply the target surfers with the means to be able to enjoy the site to its fullest.

    (ok, i was never good with endings.. oh well. Im impressed if you got this far )

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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    Update: Emailed the 2WebSpinners.com guy, and he told me I was entitled to my opinions, that he doesn't like to load sites up with a lot of graphics or multimedia, and he listed several client sites.

    Here's the weird part: the client sites were pretty good...so this guy is not an amateur...his skills are up to task, but the site marketing his skills is not.

    I replied telling him that I'm not referring to multimedia and graphics, simple to cheezy marquee scrolling text, about 5 buttons on the mainpage, grainy graphics, bright links on a black background that change SIZE when you move your mouse over them, and other such things...no reply yet.



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    Commish, mind sharing those e-mails with us? You got me all excited when you said you'd e-mail him!!

    Thanks

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    Could somebody please inform me of what that gigantic, jagged grey mass is on the main page of that toy store site??

    Check this one out too: http://runes.2webspinners.com/

    The MIDI music in the above site makes you feel like you're on some kind of wrongly prescribed heavy medication.


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    And me please...

    or easier, post them!

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    Hmmm...should I really post them? I dunno if thats a good idea.

    FYI: he told me I have no room to brag (which I wasn't...I was only pointing out his terrible site) and talked about how they use customized FP Themes to modify layouts sitewide instantly...I came back saying that SSI and PHP/SQL made more sense...he hasn't replied in nearly 2 days now; he's got nothing left to say.



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    I'll bet he's probably hunting through his "Frontpage for Morons" book to see what PHP and SQL are.

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    LOL !

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    Haha

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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    Yeah, he's a little cukoo!

    Checkout this hillarious sentence:

    "Here is another original from
    yours truly that I bet blows you away, my toy store, CC Toys
    (http://cloudcity.vs2000.net/vs21/storefront/storemain.cfm ) Another site
    built out of boredom...."

    Ugh, I told him it was ridiculously ugly and breaks almost as many "rules" of web design as 2WebSpinners.com.

    Like I said, he's got nothing to say...no reply whatsoever!



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    The gigantic grey mass you see is I think from either a) Star Wars or b) Mario RPG for the Super Nintendo. At least that's what I think it is...might be mystery meat from his school cafeteria

    Good point about the medicine feeling Sparkie. I was trying to find out what it made me think of, then read some more. You always have good points!

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    Who's willing to bet if you took this guys copy of dreamweaver off of him he'd be up shiat creek ! ha ha ha ha

    I say the macromedia boys should pay him a visit and confiscate dreamweaver off of him for blatant abuse of the product ha ha ha

    Commish : I bet that bloke is just sitting at his computer thinking "please don't let this bloke send another email to me today. whhy is he picking on me ?" ha ha ha

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by Sparkie:

    Check this one out too: http://runes.2webspinners.com/

    The MIDI music in the above site makes you feel like you're on some kind of wrongly prescribed heavy medication.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Which MIDI? I didn't hear a thing... And all of the images were 'broken'.

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    He's getting pretty ticked now...he has no answers for my questions really.

    He says he uses combinations of FP Themes actually...LMAO!



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    Someone wrote that they saw the ad for 2webspinners from a TV advertisement.. how in the world can he afford it?

    I think he deserves premium membership to www.webpagesthatsuck.com

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    Sparkie,

    Simple: newbies...but not just that; his client sites don't look too bad...he's shown me a few that look just fine...I just can't figure out (and he has no answer for why) his sites (2WebSpinners and CCToys) look so *AMAZINGLY* terrible!



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    here's another to look at... http://www.greeleycvb.com/ . stare at the menu for any length of time and seizures become a distinct possibilty. unfortunately, if you follow the link to the designers, (vanguard), you can see that this site was the best that greeley could have hoped for.

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    honeyb,
    Never make an assumption without cold, hard facts. True, at the moment, the city of Greeley can only hope for what Vanguard has to offer, but that is about to change.

    Greeley is on the verge of having a new, prominent name to think about for web solutions - my name. As I mentioned in another post in the forums, I am targeting the businesses in my local community of Greeley.

    My main reasoning behind this is because, to put it quite bluntly, the other "professional" designers don't know a thing about designing a professional web site. Basically, that is money in my pocket, but it won't come without work on my part.

    Who knows, you may see a change on the GCVB site within the next year...

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    Yikes!!! NameZero, a free account at Prohosting and the big surprise: A site that almost killed me (couldn't stop laughing): links who doesn't fit on the place they should be placed one 'cause this site just DOESN'T work on 1024x768, brown, orange and green as color scheme, a worthless layout and no real, useful graphic in sight...

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    Firstly, I'm not trying to say who is right and who is wrong, but could it be a matter of taste? Perhaps all of you here have similar taste of web design. I, too, think that these sites you mentioned are scary. But there are also people that think they are fine.

    Few weeks ago one of my friend showed me his new website, and I think the color combination are all wrong. I don't even want to design a page using that colors in any combination. Then I told him that the color "didn't fit" (I didn't have the heart to tell him the truth). But he said he liked the colors and to him they're perfectly fine. I know some of his friends also agree with him. So there's nothing I could do to 'save' him.

    But then I realised that I've come across many sites that have ugly colors, crowded navigation links, animated gifs everywhere, and nearly gave me heart attack with loud MIDI files, yet they get ten times pageview than my site. This means there are still lot of people that accept this kind of sites.

    And as for freedom2surf (posted by Elledan), AFAIK they are UK's ISP that also provide free webhosting. They don't put site design as their first priority. Actually I put my site there and I'm really happy with their service. No ads, PHP, Perl, SQL, site stats, web-based email. Almost everything that I need. I don't mind having plain interface (now they have logo, previously didn't) as long as the control panel load fast and everything works.

    So what I do now is if I really like the content, then I can forgive the design (just have to remember to turn the sound off :-)). If I don't, just do go there again. I know that my site is also less than perfect, but as long as I'm happy with it and I can give something useful to others with its content, then it's enough for me.

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    Guys, this site takes the cake.
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/P...6/arranco.html

    Don't ask me about it, all I know is that it is flat out the worst I've ever seen.

    Yuck!

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