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Subject: Re: UKNM: More webwashing
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 14:11:56 +0100

"Bunder, Leslie" wrote:
> But looks like dejanews has also brought back its old look on the
> original address of www.dejanews.com
> Over the weekend and today, the old look site was back at
> www.dejanews.com while the new look site is at www.deja.com.
> Maybe, they want to see how many people will bother with the old look
> and use it instead of the new look???

Given that probably a very large percentage of their userbase probably
have www.dejanews.com bookmarked, I can see a flaw in this methodology.

somebody else said:
> >
> >Of course, they added banners as they went along, but recently they
> >underwent a complete face-lift on the site. 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. 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
> >shite.
> >
> >This is what happens when web designers assume users don't mind ads.
> >

rubbish. This is what happens when ignorant marketing types get control.


> >Just my 2d.
> >
> >Charlie.

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  RE: UKNM: More webwashing, Bunder, Leslie

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