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  • You would think that making a good web site was hard. Most web sites are so awful, you would be mistaken into thinking that it is difficult!

    In my experience most sites are poor, either because the person paying for the site doesn't know what they are doing and the so-called professionals simply do what they are asked to do, and churn out utter rubbish. Or the amature looks at other sites, reads one of the many terrible books, and uses one of the many poor tools (FrontPage...?). Result, most web sites are

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • It may seem self-evident to any rational person that a non-functional site is no use. Corporate marketing and communications people frequently look at things somewhat differently however. In my web development career I encountered numerous clients who would rather have a very attractive but completely useless website that 'supported their brand identity', than a fully functional site with no eye-candy. Some were even prepared to spend thousands on flash animations to deliver the 'coming soon' or 'under c

      • I could not agree more. I work in marketing department, and it's a constant battle to put something fuctional out of the door, over something pretty. Thankfully I do a lot of useful Perl programming for internal projects too, so I care less about our web site than I use to, but I'm happy that our unit has a more functional web site than our parent company....

        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."