Wednesday, May 02, 2007

MY WEB SITE IS LAME


Why, oh why is it so hard to create a web site that doesn't make me want to rip my eyeballs out every time I see it? Am I just too sensitive? Myspace pages make me want to rip my eyeballs out, then fill the holes with concrete just in case someone invents a futuristic vision device like the one Geordi La Forge had in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

I know it doesn't matter because it's all about Web 2.0 now and nobody reads web pages anyway, but all I want is a page that serves as a framework for my main Web 2.0 sites and looks nice. Is that so wrong? I've tried Yahoo! Geocities, Angelfire, and Googlepages, and now I'm trying an iWeb site hosted on .Mac. It looks good in Safari and Foxfire (PC & Mac), but that evil Internet Explorer is making it look bad.

Now, I know none of you would use IE willingly, but are usually forced to in the workplace, so I apologize if it looks bad. You can still find my main stuff here on Odd Obsession and here:

http://del.icio.us/ash966/ash966ontheweb

Well, at least my web site isn't as bad as this one:

http://www.freemap.com/

These are nice people, I'm sure, and I used to buy maps from them when they had a brick-&-mortar store in downtown St. Paul, but this site is just horrifying: a bunch of cells of all different sizes, left-right scrolling, animated globes, and no clues to navigation whatsoever, just a bunch of things stuck randomly on a page. I think I'll submit it to Web Pages That Suck.

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