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Subject: Re: UKNM: More webwashing
From: Charlie.Williams
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 13:48:17 +0100

Charlie Williams@ECSOFT
18/05/99 10:38

Rick wrote:
>>Charlie Williams said:
>> It seems to have crossed the
>>line that seperates info sites with an acceptable number of banners from
>>banner sites with a bit of info at the bottom of each page.
>How many are OK? Don't you only get one ad on the page?

You get a standard banner across the top, plus an big ad-stuffed column
down the right flank.

>> Before the
>>re-design it looked fairly okay, ie: nondescript as a text-based info site
>>should be, plus a couple of easily-ignorable banners. Now it just looks
>>This is what happens when web designers assume users don't mind ads.
>Not really sure why shite web design means the ads on the site should be

We're talking about delivery of text-based info (Usenet posts). Essentially
the simplest of designs is all that's required. However, when ads are added
to the mix, a whole lot more thought needs to go into page layout. Trying
too hard to fit the ads in has compromised the user interface. IMHO.


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