[Webdev] We Got Four Shamrocks Like!
john at frontend.ie
Fri Nov 3 15:24:52 GMT 2000
> How did they figure that one out? Their main criticism of ilug
> appears to be that it's only relevant to people who are interested in
> linux. As that's what it's there for I don't see how they can use
> that as a criticism.
> If that's a reason to mark the site down then iewebs should be marked
> down for not being of relevance to people who aren't looking for a web
> design company.
No offense to Ken Guest and the rest of the linux.ie webteam, but the
linux.ie site has been showing it's age for a long time now. There's a lot
of content getting lost in there, because of confusing way the links are
done. An example would be the LDAP presentation someone gave at one of the
meetings (LAID?). There's a copy of it online, on linux.ie.. I distinctly
remember the author being praised for it. I can't find it. Whether this
means it was removed, I don't know.
The design itself is confusing. The 'navigation bar' (for want of a better
term) over the left is a barrage of words in bold, making it awkward to
read. I believe this is the point that the reviewer was trying to make,
that to a person inexperienced with linux, the site isn't particularly
inviting. To a linux user, who understands how much content is there (if
you look hard enough), the site is usable. Either way, it's not terribly
Oh, while we're at it, the "search archives" utility is horribly slow too.
> Also, no offence, but my companies web site got three stars and I
> didn't go posting it to the list to let everyone know. I know this is
> a web development list, but I was under the impression that the main
> thrust was to discuss back end development technologies, not to
> shamelessly plug web development companies...
You weren't the only one to think that..
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