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Old 11.05.2006, 15:34
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Re: Website Challenge

Did the website have to use the 'more than' (">") symbol to denote a price.

Hate to say it, but I wondered why he needed to say that the taxi ride from Zurich to Interlaken costs 'more than' EUR250.
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Old 11.05.2006, 15:51
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Re: Website Challenge

man, you read it?

Crayola-sponsored websites are certainly "memorable"
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Old 11.05.2006, 15:54
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Re: Website Challenge

That is a pretty bad one. I thought of some ways he could have made it worse:
  • Use comic sans MS as the font. There are still many people out there who think this is a cool font to use on the web.
  • Use a tiled picture as a backdrop.
  • Render the whole thing as a graphic - so you end up with jagged edges around all the text from the jpeg artifacting.
Oh and the flashing text was a really nice touch too!

I'm also find the product offering a little strange: Bicycle rental - LAUNDRY. What have those two things to do with each other?
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Re: Website Challenge

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Don't do that again, now my eyes hurt and I can't hear anything...
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Re: Website Challenge

I wonder what the actual experience of using this company would be like, or what the inside of their buses and taxis look like?
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Re: Website Challenge

R_E_A_D I_T? Nah. Just noticed the symbols and thought "What the..."
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Old 11.05.2006, 15:58
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I wonder what the actual experience of using this company would be like, or what the inside of their buses and taxis look like?
Oriental Rugs, the bead-massager for the driver and plenty of gaudy, dangly things everwhere.
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I don't know but I reckon the guy has problems with traffic lights
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Re: Website Challenge

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That is a pretty bad one. I thought of some ways he could have made it worse:
  • Use comic sans MS as the font. There are still many people out there who think this is a cool font to use on the web.
  • Render the whole thing as a graphic - so you end up with jagged edges around all the text from the jpeg artifacting.
This one always used to hurt my eyes when I was back in Australia, and still does. Look a graphic heading and there is even comic sans MS for the date!
http://www.salesmart.com.au/dvdrw/dvd_recorders/

Funniest thing is that he always spams the aus.dvd newsgroups and cops heaps for the webpage. His response is always, "Its great and it gets sales!"
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Old 11.05.2006, 17:01
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Re: Website Challenge

judging by the code, it was done using MS Word not Frontpage 5 - yuck!

Nasty - but not nasty enough to steal 1st place
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Re: Website Challenge

Looks like somebody has stepped up to the challenge and created a site based on the comments in this thread

http://www.borat.tv/
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Old 19.06.2006, 16:10
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Re: Website Challenge

Ugh!

But I still think the initial website posted tops the list.
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Re: Website Challenge

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Looks like somebody has stepped up to the challenge and created a site based on the comments in this thread

http://www.borat.tv/
It's good, but he probably had professional designers try to create the amateur look - not quite the same thing
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Re: Website Challenge

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It's good, but he probably had professional designers try to create the amateur look - not quite the same thing
Darn I shouldnt be so subtle in text I was imagining a group of "professional" web designers sitting around desk laughing while they set up Borat's webpage. Though it could set a new marketing trend by attracting attention through deliberately creating the worst web-site!
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Re: Website Challenge

do you think they misspelt the "reproting" meta tag on that page?
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Darn I shouldnt be so subtle in text I was imagining a group of "professional" web designers sitting around desk laughing while they set up Borat's webpage. Though it could set a new marketing trend by attracting attention through deliberately creating the worst web-site!
I reckon they weren't laughing. They were probably cringing and complaining as their bosses forced them to produce that kind of work. Spoof sites have been also used in the past by companies for marketing. Does anyone remember "super greg"? Apparently Addidas was behind this, I found an old mirror here:

http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~andrewdn/...supergreg.html

Unfortunately the videos of him doing DJ work are gone
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Re: Website Challenge

I think I might have found a local contender here....

http://www.hallenbadstaegenbuck.ch/
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I think I might have found a local contender here....

http://www.hallenbadstaegenbuck.ch/
wow, animated gifs and JS cursor trails. But the front page takes the biscuit
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Old 28.07.2006, 00:22
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Re: Website Challenge

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http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~andrewdn/...supergreg.html

Unfortunately the videos of him doing DJ work are gone
I looked further and found one Quicktime video here:

http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~andrewdn/...ol/number1.mov
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