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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_R View Post
    Did ya look? I also did list the reasons I thought it was bad.
    I looked and I get it - but to me, this "bad" web page is nothing compared to banking sites, where one can't find simple stuff such as where the phone number is or the routing number list. Stuff that you actually need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSDuser View Post
    I looked and I get it - but to me, this "bad" web page is nothing compared to banking sites, where one can't find simple stuff such as where the phone number is or the routing number list. Stuff that you actually need to know.
    I get what you're saying and even agree with you on that, but the difference between what I am talking about and what you are talking about is, with the banking sites, it's intentional. They hide the phone number to discourage you from calling because staffing reps is more expensive than a web site. Hiding your routing number and account number would be for security reasons. These are intentional design decisions. The web site I showed, it was lack of good designed understanding. It was like they were trying to show off everything they could do all on one page; javascript, tables, frames, gifs, jpegs, just all kinds of stuff. It's not like they didn't think about it. You can tell they did. But they had no understanding of web design, and like I said, it was like they were trying to show off everything they knew in one page. That's my assessment.
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    On Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:26:02 +0000, Jonathan R wrote:

    > I don't normally do his. I am certainly no web site developer or graphic
    > designer, but this page was so awful I just had to.
    >
    > Fair warning, there is blatant use of tables, gifs, buttons, oh yeah,
    > and adds!
    >
    > http://linux-audio.com/
    >
    > Judge for yourself, but be warned, it's probably the worst website I
    > have ever seen.


    It's pretty bad, but not as bad as:

    http://rbreu.de/mjn/

    (Of course, this one is for a fictional company in a BBC radio series, so
    it's intended to be bad)

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    Back in the 90s I worked for a web filtering service, tagging the content of sites. Everybody had a website at the time, with MIDIs, GIFs, mouse tails; most of them didn't have any coherent theme. Some of them offered to design sites professionally! Eventually MySpace and social media came along, and Yahoo shut down Geocities. If you want to see real bad design, go to archive.org and check some of those old geocities sites.

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    On 2014-06-02 18:40, Jim Henderson wrote:

    > It's pretty bad, but not as bad as:
    >
    > http://rbreu.de/mjn/
    >
    > (Of course, this one is for a fictional company in a BBC radio series, so
    > it's intended to be bad)


    There are lots like that, and for real. Where I live, folks make a
    living from convincing, say, a junkyard to put up a web page because it
    is good for business. With an email for contact that is broken because
    the mailbox is full, because they don't have a computer, it is broken,
    or simply they don't use new fancy modern things as email. What's wrong
    with the phone or the fax?

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    On Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:13:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > There are lots like that, and for real.


    Oh, yes, I know. It's just that when someone says "this is a bad
    website", MJN Air's website always comes to mind now for me.

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    On 2014-06-02 19:18, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > On Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:13:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    >> There are lots like that, and for real.

    >
    > Oh, yes, I know. It's just that when someone says "this is a bad
    > website", MJN Air's website always comes to mind now for me.


    Ah, I see.
    Yes, it has some "cute" errors :-)

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    On Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:26:02 GMT, Jonathan R
    <Jonathan_R@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >I don't normally do his. I am certainly no web site developer or graphic
    >designer, but this page was so awful I just had to.
    >
    >Fair warning, there is blatant use of tables, gifs, buttons, oh yeah,
    >and adds!
    >
    >http://linux-audio.com/
    >
    >Judge for yourself, but be warned, it's probably the worst website I
    >have ever seen.


    Yea, that is pretty bad. At least i can see whose scripts it wants with
    NoScript, not so bad. No ugly cookies though. Stupid ugly color choices
    and that idiot color changing banner.

    Recently i have seen worse. 50 different 3 party scripts, unannounced
    requirements for flash cookies, tracker scripts and more. Utterly
    unusable unless you wish to give away your life history to them. Needless
    to say i reported them as attack sites.

    ?-/


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