Jul 10 2007

Everything’s Under Construction

construction.gifAdmit it you have been making a website, got bored, thought “sod it, I’ll come back to it” and thrown an image like the one to the right. Why? Is it because that coding HTML is as backbreaking as manual labour, or you feel the need to throw something up before it was ready, and think “at least it’s getting spidered”.

That’s very true, but the icon to the right is got as much to do with website design as Paris Hilton has with NASA. It’s just the look screams to potential readers “We design websites like it’s 1996″.

Or maybe, more likely, is that nothing online is ever finished. Take my blog (yes, I had to get a plug in somewhere), recently I launched a new site design which, despite achieving wasn’t quite there. It took a comment from a brave girl (she was brave, she criticized) called Celeste to put the finger on what was troubling me.

It was too busy.

Yes! That was it! Fantastic. I spent a few hours therefore this evening going through the template, stretching out the content and tidying up the god awful comment box. Now I am content, and I can get on with blogging.

Of course, if you spot anything on your travels, please do. Like I would with yourself. Therefore, we won’t need to wait with baited breath for your new site whilst a man shovels away at an endless pile of rubble.

Rhys Wynne is a 5 year blogger, 10 year web designer, and regularly wolf-whistles at attractive ladies whilst coding HTML. You can read more from him at The Gospel According To Rhys, or even talk to him on his forum.

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  1. Submit Your BlogPosts at BloggersBase « Fortune Online wrote:

    [...] Everything’s Under Construction [...]

    June 26th, 2009 at 9:25 am
  1. Matt said:

    oh my god….

    where is the google adsense? lol

    July 10th, 2007 at 4:56 pm
  2. Rhys said:

    On the single pages. They are the ones that get the most traffic, not the home pages.

    July 11th, 2007 at 1:34 am
  3. CASH for COMMENTS said:

    cool on with the content

    July 11th, 2007 at 1:35 am

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