Subject: Re: new front page
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 11/26/1999 21:50:41
On Thu, 25 Nov 1999, Matthias Buelow wrote:

# Ethan Bakshy wrote:
# What is not asthetically pleasing about it?

White on black does look kinda drab, if you ask me ("WHO ASKED YOU?!?
SIDDOWN!"), but it's *readable*.  The site is to the point and
quite easy to navigate (from my own POV).

# I find animated gifs, banners, counters, javascript scrollers and
# all that rather displeasing, both functionally as asthetically,
# on webpages. 

I agree here.  I disable java and javascript explicitly.  I don't
mind frames so much except that they don't leave a nagivable history
trail in the BACK button :-/.

I've seen one of my favorite websites get a makeover, and I don't like
it -- too much stuff to load, especially over a 28.8 link that seems
to want to connect at 26.4 more often than not, and I'm only on an
IPX (can't justify further expenditure for a better machine, though
I expect this to change sometime in the next three months...).

Personally, the KISS principle seems to work.  Frames were fun to
play with just to see if I could do it, but I find them to be some-
what of a PITA within which to work.

# I'm quite sure many others do as well.  Should
# look like a porn site?  It looks professional and
# easy to navigate the way it is now, imho.


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