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June 21, 2011, 06:47:14 AM
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Seriously, there are a few that look decent, but the rest is all crap. We're in 2011, what you guys have was 14 years ago.

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June 21, 2011, 06:55:21 AM
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I've never done any sites related to bitcoin, (besides a site listing my bitcoin address), but if I do I'll make it look good Tongue
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June 21, 2011, 06:57:29 AM
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I've never done any sites related to bitcoin, (besides a site listing my bitcoin address), but if I do I'll make it look good Tongue

Heh, followed you on Forrst.

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June 21, 2011, 06:59:40 AM
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Let's see your site then?

You can see my portfolio. Tongue

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June 21, 2011, 07:02:52 AM
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People expect too much from this community. Less than two years ago, someone was paying 10,000BTC for a single dinner of 2 pizzas, and late spring this year suddenly everyone rushed in trying to get rich.   Cheesy

Chick have you seen the "free lottery" site btcPrizes (or whatever) their site looks great.
SgtSpikes forum is modern, and I'm sure there are others.

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June 21, 2011, 07:03:00 AM
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http://wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/content.php?theme=3&music=3&url=forum.bitcoin.org
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June 21, 2011, 07:06:10 AM
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Seriously, there are a few that look decent, but the rest is all crap. We're in 2011, what you guys have was 14 years ago.

The problem is that we have too many programmers and not enough designers
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June 21, 2011, 07:08:18 AM
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We're lazy nerds doing this for fun. If it works, that's good enough. CSS is hard and boring.
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June 21, 2011, 07:11:02 AM
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It's the content and ease of use that matters. Sure the pool sites could all be bedazzled and filled with fancy sliding jquery ajax things.. the sites are all fast loading, simple and to the point.. (i mean over 95% of people checking the pages are running miners on their GPU's).
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June 21, 2011, 07:13:44 AM
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now THAT is a gorgeous website.

but you forgot the mouse trails...
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June 21, 2011, 07:15:36 AM
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We're lazy nerds doing this for fun. If it works, that's good enough. CSS is hard and boring.

LOL, have you actually seen the syntax of CSS? Its as simple as it gets in web design.

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June 21, 2011, 07:32:32 AM
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Basically Bitcoin is Asperger's currency. "I don't have to make Bitcoin usable, marketable, media friendly or understandable to laypeople- it's just better so people of course people will use it. If the don't it's not my fault they are stupid."
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June 21, 2011, 07:46:52 AM
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Basically Bitcoin is Asperger's currency. "I don't have to make Bitcoin usable, marketable, media friendly or understandable to laypeople- it's just better so people of course people will use it. If the don't it's not my fault they are stupid."


Man, if someone would start selling model train sets for bitcoin, they'd be rich!
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June 21, 2011, 07:58:16 AM
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I agree many are ugly, but instead of complaining, why don't you do better ones, OP?
Many of these sites are made by entrepreneurs geeks which have no budget to buy the services of professional web designers. Give them a break, they are at least doing what they can.
And, well, the quality of such sites is improving. Most were uglier before. Tongue

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June 21, 2011, 08:02:18 AM
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Seriously, there are a few that look decent, but the rest is all crap. We're in 2011, what you guys have was 14 years ago.

The average surfer wants simplicity so they can get what they want fast and easy. They have the attention span of a toddler and want instant gratification.

The most popular website in the world is a white background with a search form and a couple links (google).

Web developers and graphic artists who havent got a clue will complain about simplicity and "ungliness" because those sites that are so popular, probably to pump themselves up and to feel better about not being as successful as those simple ugly websites.

I am a member of a trade org bullien board that has been the same since 1996. No changes to the front end, although backend security has been updated frequently. Its still more popular than the thousands that have been put online since combined. Make much more money from the advertising as well. Its simple, easy to use, lightening fast, and you get your information fast. No clutter. Just nuts and bolts.

Geeks spend a large portion of their time online, so they can appreciate the time and effort someone puts into a fancy site. But geeks are a very small fraction of internet users. Your average surfer doesnt appreciate it. In fact the more fancy and cluttered it is the harder it is to find stuff.


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June 21, 2011, 08:07:20 AM
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We're lazy nerds doing this for fun. If it works, that's good enough. CSS is hard and boring.

LOL, have you actually seen the syntax of CSS? Its as simple as it gets in web design.

CSS might not have complex syntax, but it is boring and over-engineered as hell.
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June 21, 2011, 08:07:54 AM
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Seriously, there are a few that look decent, but the rest is all crap. We're in 2011, what you guys have was 14 years ago.

The average surfer wants simplicity so they can get what they want fast and easy. They have the attention span of a toddler and want instant gratification.

The most popular website in the world is a white background with a search form and a couple links (google).

Web developers and graphic artists who havent got a clue will complain about simplicity and "ungliness" because those sites that are so popular, probably to pump themselves up and to feel better about not being as successful as those simple ugly websites.

I am a member of a trade org bullien board that has been the same since 1996. No changes to the front end, although backend security has been updated frequently. Its still more popular than the thousands that have been put online since combined. Make much more money from the advertising as well. Its simple, easy to use, lightening fast, and you get your information fast. No clutter. Just nuts and bolts.

Geeks spend a large portion of their time online, so they can appreciate the time and effort someone puts into a fancy site. But geeks are a very small fraction of internet users. Your average surfer doesnt appreciate it. In fact the more fancy and cluttered it is the harder it is to find stuff.



I agree, I think Craigslist is a good example.
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June 21, 2011, 08:09:52 AM
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This is a community of primarily coders, and coders are notorious for not giving a shit about design lol.. But you shouldn't be throwing stones in a glass house "chick" , you can't even spell serious right on your "portfolio" - "We make serioius stuff"... just saying...

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June 21, 2011, 08:14:30 AM
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Seriously, there are a few that look decent, but the rest is all crap. We're in 2011, what you guys have was 14 years ago.

The average surfer wants simplicity so they can get what they want fast and easy. They have the attention span of a toddler and want instant gratification.

The most popular website in the world is a white background with a search form and a couple links (google).

Web developers and graphic artists who havent got a clue will complain about simplicity and "ungliness" because those sites that are so popular, probably to pump themselves up and to feel better about not being as successful as those simple ugly websites.

I am a member of a trade org bullien board that has been the same since 1996. No changes to the front end, although backend security has been updated frequently. Its still more popular than the thousands that have been put online since combined. Make much more money from the advertising as well. Its simple, easy to use, lightening fast, and you get your information fast. No clutter. Just nuts and bolts.

Geeks spend a large portion of their time online, so they can appreciate the time and effort someone puts into a fancy site. But geeks are a very small fraction of internet users. Your average surfer doesnt appreciate it. In fact the more fancy and cluttered it is the harder it is to find stuff.



I agree, I think Craigslist is a good example.

Craiglist is simply not living up to today's standards. It is slowly dying.

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June 21, 2011, 08:20:40 AM
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Craiglist is simply not living up to today's standards. It is slowly dying.

Craigslist is NOT slowly dying.

They had slowed because of the public outcry and attention from the illegal sex ads, which were a huge portion of their classifieds.

Today standards are irrelevent. They do not matter to the people who pay the bills... The average consumer surfer.

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/craigslist.org

It has a traffic rank of 9 - meaning the 9th most popular/visited site in the US. => http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/US


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