[BNM] Kerb's new site.
Tue May 21 14:45:56 2002
Pete Barr-Watson wrote:
> This discussion is useful from a usability point of view, but really -
> do we
> have to listen to crap like the comment above?
after Jamie Freeman wrote:
> Still - a thousand times better than their previous site with the stupid
> ice-cream thing.
The previous Kerb site was pretty damn nifty *for its time*. The
expression Jim McNiven used to describe it recently was "tired", which
is fair enough.
It was a good representation of Kerb then but not so good for Kerb now.
That's kind of the whole point of a redesign.
I did the same thing myself. My first site
(http://adactio.com/version1/) was a DHTML affair with frames. It wasn't
bad, per se, but after a while it wasn't a true reflection of me and my
work. That's why I redesigned the site with valid code and CSS with
accessibility in mind - the things that are important to me now.
Jamie, Kerb aren't in the business of building sites to please
everybody. One look at their client base will show that they're not
after any local government contracts. They build sites that excite some
people while totally disgusting others (sort of like Apple in the
computer world). They could build sites to just please everybody but
then they also wouldn't excite anybody (sort of like Microsoft...).
Pete, you're going to have to get used to hearing some pretty extreme
opinions on this list :-)
Frankly, I don't think there's a single web site out there that
everybody on this list would agree is "good".
Personally, I like the polarisation of opinions but I must admit it
makes me kind of scared to offer up my newest site for critique.
Mat Walker wrote:
> The main thing I like is the fact that
> it *is* different and streets ahead of the usual crap company
> ...Mmmmm, which photo library did you get that picture of "Man with
> Brief Case" from?
LOL! Don't forget the ubiquitous two-guys-in-suits-shaking-hands shot.
By the way, I'd like to create a by-law of Godwin's Law so that whenever
J*k*b N**ls*n's name is invoked, the thread is immediately dead.
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