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hmmm... and i thought my web design skills were poor! after looking at the home page of this web design company, i know they are excellent!

there are many silly mistakes, like using an external style sheet, but declaring attributes for html tags in the markup, using tables for layout, mixed with divs, and using <script> tags without declaring what language they represent.

their pages seem to of been coded almost exclusively with a WYSIWYG editor - net objects fusion 7.5 for windows (or so the meta tag says). the pages don't even validate as valid html 4.01 transitional! talk about rank amateurs!

take a look, laugh a plenty, and send them emails ridiculing their poor coding skills!!!

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whilst looking at the poor flash animation at the start, i noticed that parts of it looked remarkably similar to a design at the css zen garden. look, and compare the two:

http://www.csszengarden.com/?cssfile=177/177.css

dunno if this is plagarism, but it sure looks fishy!

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Tyssen wrote:
If you're going to ridicule someone else's work online, be prepared for them to find out about it and face whatever consequences might follow.
Yep. I learned my lesson about that.

I had no idea that some people were so obsessive that they checked their web logs and followed up on every hit. The fellow that I drew here was a M$ flavored Kool-aid drinker because "IE can handle when a designer leaves out a worthless tag" you know, like <html>. Wink

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magburner wrote:
take a look, laugh a plenty, and send them emails ridiculing their poor coding skills!!!

No we don't send people emails ridiculing their work. As has been mentioned posting this sort of thread can have the habit of drawing verbal retribution when the link is followed back to the forum as has happened more than once, it also does not really do anything for the forums reputation, so these posts are best avoided thanks.

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magburner wrote:
take a look, laugh a plenty, and send them emails ridiculing their poor coding skills!!!

Are you a disgrunteled ex-employee/client or something. Seems like a lot of vitriol to vent at a random site.

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point taken, maybe i shouldnt of posted this thread. i was astounded by the minimum level of skills necessary to be classed as an web page designer. my intention was not to ridicule the visual design, because beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but to point out the obvious mistakes that were apparent from just a casual look at the source code.

i didnt go out of my way to find this page to purposly ridicule it, i just happened on it by chance after viewing the official charlize theron website. i wont post a link, google is good for that, but i was amazed that an offical site could look a lot worse than a fan site. it shouldnt be possible, but sadly it is.

im not an expert by any stretch of the imagination - im just doing this for fun. i regularly look at the source code of web pages (good and bad), for ideas and how not to's. maybe i ll be a little more reserved with my judments in future. :oops:

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The web design industry is riddled with people that simply own Dreamweaver. Seems to be the only qualification in some cases. It's just a fact of life we deal with. Perhaps one day they'll get their comeuppance when they take on a job they simply can not handle due to their lack of understanding. Then they'll turn to csscreator.com for the bail out. Laughing out loud

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Something else to consider is that in the same way that a good builder will have the worse wall in the street because he is too busy to tend to his own house, so it is sometimes the case that a web designer's site is hopelessly out of date for similar reasons. My own site was a case in point up to this summer. It used tables for layout, had never been near a validator, had very basic and illogical CSS styles, and comprised of static pages. It was five years' old and in no way represented what I was doing, but as I had more than enough work coming in from long-term clients, it simply wasn't a priority.

I'm pleased to say that I found time to bring it bang up to date this year Smile

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