Form vs. Function
Flame wars aside, the majority of the sites listed in C. T. Fluhr's article are prime examples of what NOT to do when professionally designing a web site. Rambling pages chock full of slow loading graphics and distracting gifs, overuse of flash, navigation that leaves the end user wondering WTF? and sloppy coding (perhaps the biggest sin of all for those of us smart enough to know what soruce code should look like) are all glaring errors that fly in the face of good design. Some of these sites, as previously mentioned, are intentionally "bad." The fake political site and quirky, enigmatic Zombo are two examples. As for the rest -- they really should have known better. Tsk, tsk!
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