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Title: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 08, 2008, 22:01 PM
Hello Iberianauts everywhere,

What's being occupying what I still optimistically refer to as my mind has been a complete update, upgrade and general spit 'n' polish of my web site :dancing:

But as usual I'm dead nervous that it's complete rubbish, so I'd reeeeeally appreciate any comments or criticism, even if it's negative.

I have to point out that there's no technical wizardry involved - in fact I have purposely done the opposite, what I aim for is that it should have the look and feel of a real book.

I'm still grateful to everyone who persevered with my last feeble effort. And I'm also writing this to make a very public 'Thank you!' to Nick for his invaluable help and advice, not to mention almost endless patience! I've also had offers of help from Clive, and I've tried to take on board the very useful critique he made last time; but as it turned out I didn't need to turn in this direction - at least this time around :technodevil:

Thanks in advance to all the excellent Forummers, Shroomies, et al

Regs

Simon

PS it's at the bottom of the post!  :biggrin:

PPS there's still work to do preparing PDF downloads of some of my print guides and I have yet to upload full sized images of the 'Gallery' - the fact is I've just done Round 1 of the Index and my head's just about had enough!

PPPS even though the text content may look familiar there have actually been some substancial revisions and re-writes, there are also a lot more links within the text and Round 2 of the Index will include a lot of other links!

PPPPS (!) Yes I know the 'Home' and 'Welcome' pages are the same - it comes with the 'Theme' and there doesn't seems to be anything I can do about it  :banghead:
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: tonyninfas on June 08, 2008, 22:35 PM
Very impressive Simon.
Is that you and Polly at the bottom of the gallery ?
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 09, 2008, 03:10 AM
Thanks Tony, that was quick!

No, that's not Me and Polly. It is a pair of 'mourners' at the 'funeral' of King Carnestoltes and his consort, La Reina Concubina (Queen of the Whores) on the last nigt of this year's Carnaval here in TGN.  :dancing: and  :technodevil:

One of the things that'¡s delayed me getting the full size imges up is devising a way of adding captions!  :banghead:

Cheers!

Simon
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: tonyninfas on June 09, 2008, 08:49 AM
And there me thinking that Las Reinas Concubinas were those girls who stood by the roundabout at Reus Airport and on the N340 !!
 ???
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 09, 2008, 09:15 AM
Well, maybe they're the Prinesas Concubinas!

Last year we collected an old friend at Reus, she said, "Well I wouldn't let my daughter go out like that, even if it is mid afternoon!" The Brits abroad, eh!  :technodevil:

Tony, back on topic  :angel:, I rememeber you saying you have trouble with slow connectivity to the 'net; so how does the site work for you? It always used to p*** me off using the modem that so many sites were heavy to use, and I've tried to avoid this happening by following Clive's advice about file sizes for graphics, etc.

Ta

Simon

PS After the first bit of this post I think I'd better not ask, "How was it for you?" :technodevil:
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: potes on June 09, 2008, 14:27 PM
Hello Simon

I have attempted to view the new site several times using the link located here at the forum and via Goggle however the page will not display and after a wait of about 2 minutes the standard internet explorer error message diplays instead.

I am using dial up at  47Kbps   

regards
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Technopat on June 09, 2008, 14:30 PM
Greetings Simon (and Polly)  :clapping: ,
Just popped in to have a butcher's and am pleased to say that it stands up very well to Technopat's scrutiny - and as y'all know, yours truly is far more pejiguero (En. anyone?) than the public-at-large.  :technodevil:

True to character, I went off to the eating & drinking bit first - wise choice, 'cos it gives an excellent overview of the topic, but a sixth sense then took me over to your nice summing up, which was a pleasure to read. Will peruse the rest at my leisure later. But not a single typo to report so far  :'(

Best-of-luck regs.,
Technopat

Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: lisa on June 09, 2008, 15:48 PM
Hi Simon, I frustratingly had the same problem as potes even with a faster connection so went to Firefox and it worked. I like the papery feel of the background and was delighted to find a couple of spelling/word mistakes. Not telling though as it makes it somehow more human  8)
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 09, 2008, 17:31 PM
Hello all, and thank you for your help/perseverance!

To Lisa and potes; I really appreciate your comments although I'm not sure if there's anything I can do about them:

Lisa; I moved over to Firefox a year or so ago as I found that Explorer didn't in fact work with anything much, especially my bank account!

Potes; is this the same issue? Are you using a browser that doesn't deliver the goods? As above, it may be that now is the time to change. But I'm listening to your comments about speed - I've tried both Explorer and Safari and, yes they are slow and have some odd non-links that don't understand (not that that means much) but as I say above, I gave up on both as they don't seem to work with anything much!

I really do appreciate your time and effort with this!!!

Thanks to everyone!  :sign:

Simon

PS Technopat: I corrected my original spelling of 'deliver' from "delover!" Would Mrs TP have anything to say about this???  :technodevil:
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Dave on June 09, 2008, 17:47 PM
Hi Simon
My connection to your site also times out using Explorer anf Firefox, Connection Speed 2Gb,
Regards
Dave
PS I used to be able to get the connection
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 09, 2008, 17:56 PM
Thanx Dave,

thnat's a little worrying!

Maybe I'll have to talk to Clibe after all!

Cheers

Simon
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 09, 2008, 17:57 PM
Sorry Clibe, Oops, sorry Clive!

Simes
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: tonyninfas on June 09, 2008, 19:14 PM
Hi Simon
I was using IE with my Telesky DSL speed-up sysstem, and had no problems at all.  It was really quick.
Tony
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Clive on June 09, 2008, 20:35 PM
Actually i'm known as Cleebay here in these parts... :)

typo on the first page

Quote
These become more detailed as our Sections become more specific; for example, the link to ‘Parc Natural d’Alt Pirineau’ in ‘The Area’ is to the local Tourist Board’s site, whereas the ’same’ link in ‘Nature and Wildlife’ is to the of the Environment Department’s homepage which is much more detailed. NB links to sites that are only available in the local languages are marked ‘Sp.’ and ‘Cat.’

I don't think the explorer errors are explorer errors.... I think that they are Internet Provider errors (IP)... Lisa has had problems before here at the forum and has had to switch to FireFox to upload images... Potes is in the same geographic area so it makes sense he is within the same IP... Dave not to sure about but i bet its the same provider or it went through the dodgy IP...

If anyone has errors its no good saying "internet explorer didn't work" need to know version at the least...

I have tested with Opera, firefox, ie6 and ie7 with no problems....

Be careful Simon... Wordpress is addictive as Nick will tell you...  :)

Well done....



Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 09, 2008, 20:55 PM
Hi,

Thanks for that Clive (I like Cleebay  :) - how do you think folks manage Polly?)

I have come across a similar if not the same issue with documents in translation on Spanish or Catalan servers: words with accent, especially Catalan with the grace accent, eg. 'à' and and the umlaut, i.e. 'ü', get picked up in English as all sorts of gobbledygook! I think maybe English translators using UK English keyboards are entering code directly into Spanish/Catalan 'speaking' servers; that may account for Dave's problem as I recall he uses an English keyboard. Of course if you have a Mac there's no problem  :technodevil: :technodevil: :technodevil:

I'm not at all unsympathetic to 'Explorer' issues, even if it's 'explorer' with a little 'E'; I get fed up with having to endlessly upgrade versions - feeling that each time brings my precious Mac closer to obsolescence. 'Fortunately' my flat was struck by lightening last year which melted the modem, so I 'had' to have a system upgrade, plus Gigs of extra memory to take the latest OS version. Well, the insurance paid for part of it at least, but I hope to stick to my machine for at least a few more years!

I know what you mean about Wordpress, Polly has become a bit of a widow these last few weeks! I'm off camping on Wednesday and, true to Grazalema summit form, it looks like cold wind and freezing rain! :dancing:

I really do appreciate your effort on this, and indeed that of everyone else on the IbNat Forum :sign:

Simes
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Clive on June 09, 2008, 21:09 PM
Whilst your site resides in the iframe at .tk you will find it very hard to get your search rankings increased... It really is time that you get your very own domain name and get it hosted... The content of the site is of such a standard that it is obligatory really.... I know a bloke what does it really cheap :)


As for explorer.... 75 percent of traffic to Wildside Holidays is from explorer browsers... I use FF but my customers don't so my site has to be ie friendly....
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: nick on June 09, 2008, 23:00 PM
I mnetioned that bloke too
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: lucy on June 09, 2008, 23:45 PM
Hi Simon,

I'm looking forward to seeing your new site, but no luck so far on Firefox version 2.0.0.14, Camino 1.6.1, Safari 2.0.4, or Explorer 5.2.3.
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 10, 2008, 06:51 AM
Hi All.

Lucy, I'm OK on FF 1.5.0.3, which is what I use by default (looks like I need to upgrade!) and also fine of Explorer 5.2.3 and Safari 2.0.4!

So try the original wordpress: http://casarafela.wordpress.com/

Hope it works ths time!!!

I think I'll have to have a word with that bloke after all!

Simon
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: lucy on June 10, 2008, 08:58 AM
Excellent Simon.  You give a real sense of place, and tons of interesting information, which I shall be checking out later.  Layout is very comfortable to read. (As a text corrector, can never resist pointing out a typo - in Travel, the caption to the photo of train.)
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 10, 2008, 09:04 AM
Thank-you Lucy, your word is my command! :dancing:

Seriously, It's a nightmare isn't it, proof reading - you must be really good to have spotted that blooper so quickly!  And it's my fault for nor spell checking thouroughly enough! :banghead:

Cheers and thanks for your effort!

Simon

PS I hope to get more downloads and photo enlagements done today, and more useful stull in the Index probabaly next week  :booklook:

PS I think the issue with Exploerer, et al may be to do with folks browesers being set not to accept cookies, so it's a problem with dodt.tk not my page (actually I don't really know what a cookie' is!)

Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Technopat on June 10, 2008, 10:14 AM
Greetings All,
Just so we don't duplicate (?) our scrutiny criticism teamwork on Simon's web page, the Eating & Drinking and the And Finally! pages are my territory :technodevil:
Regs.,
Technopat
PS.
Are we all thinking 'bout same bloke?  :dancing:
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Clive on June 10, 2008, 10:51 AM
Still not fixed the typo on the front page Simon.... :).. Actually not a typo its seems to be a missing word...

I have mailed you about hosting your site

Clive
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 10, 2008, 10:59 AM
Oh Lordy! I've just found four typos on the front page in four minutes - Thanks to you Clive!

PS after an hour's interlude, being iterruptd by a small litle matter of earning the odd crust, I'm back to more  comment and advice - which I greatly appreicate. So big apologies to all and sundry for such sterling work!

Regs. in due humility

Simon  :noidea:

Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 10, 2008, 14:38 PM
hello all,

I'm back in the saddle - and getting mental saddle sores  :banghead: so here's a merrie interlude - it's the link and download to the Foodie Fair that I refer to in the Eatables chapter.

http://www.usuaris.tinet.org/topix/downloads/jornades.htm


I hope this works!  :dancing:

Simon
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Technopat on June 10, 2008, 14:59 PM
Greetings Simon,
A very mouth-watering experience read!

Only came across 5 erratas, which I’ll PM to you ... :technodevil:

Very-hungry-and-envious regs.,
Technopat
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 10, 2008, 15:48 PM
Only five!!! Must be a record - or sould that be wrecord  >:D

Simes
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 15, 2008, 12:58 PM
Hi Caesar,

Many thanks for your comments and feedback.

Your exactly right about the pros and cons of Wordpess, and you guessed correctly my reason for choosing it: the site has a very specific and restricted purpose and its emphasis is on the content rather than any wizardry in the presentation.

I'm absolutely not a web designer, although working in code in some of the Widgets brought back some funny or horrific memories of doing a lot of code programming (in POP 11) about thirty years ago. I did an undergraduate project in Artificial Intelligence (just another of the useless subjects I studied!) - in those days, or rather in that facility, you didn't have a screen let alone a GUI, so you had to enter a mountain of code from handwritten notes during your 'slot' at the keyboard, then you could get a printout of your stuff to check, hand-in, etc. before you pressed the Big Red Button marked 'Enter'. You guessed it, crashing a mainframe that occupied two floor of a building is really quite fun - it even dimmed the house lights briefly before the end :technodevil: They didn't let me touch the IBM after that, and palmed me off with what must have been among the  first microcomputers; it had 1 k of memory, I'll just repeat that ONE KILOBYTE, so you literally had to count your code as you went! You can now see why I'm a lifelong Mac person  :dancing:

Back to Wordpress: the advantage of the Themes is that sometimes it's better to have constraints, otherwise too much time is lost exploring exiting ideas that, in the event, come to nothing and in fact just make the site appear gimmicky (in fact I'm taking out the 'Search' as it's actually irrelevant) Obviously you're then stuck with what you get and that means compromise; so your comments about the font, the column width, etc. are well placed. In fact I settled on this Theme as it appears like a real 'book' but in virtual form, which is what I wanted, rather than a virtual book like IbNat, which has a completely different way of structuring and presenting its content.

The Theme I chose is really limited widget wise, hence the problem with the 'Home' and Welcome' in this theme the 'Pages' widget has no editing, so I can't exclude any pages, and if I make the 'Welcome' 'private' the word 'private' appears on the Home page! (I've found that you can't get rid of the default 'Home' in any theme).

I don't have a problem with the serif in the headings, rather the reverse; serif's are best used to help the eye follow the line when reading continuous text (back to my Perception and Cognition studies again!) so it's far better employed in the body text than in headings, and the sans serif then adds a little contrast, even though they are indeed a bit dull. However one should always avoid 'fontitus', i.e. just because you have hundred f fonts to choose from tat does meant to say you should use them!

The page width comes with the Theme too. It is a bit odd, but then again does make it look like a page on a desktop (take a look at the on-line Guardian Weekly for this new 'trend' using PageSuite: http://digital.guardianweekly.co.uk/launch.aspx?pbid=9CC33FB9-DE8C-4E90-B6BA-545475FEB862 (don't try this if you have slow connectivity) and if you're really into ace graphic try the Catalan Cartographic institute maps, as you scroll them around your desktop they appear to 'float' and then settle down, just like a real map falling across your dining room table: http://www.icc.es/portal/index_c.jsp?lang=en_UK&profile=ciu (definitely avoid this one if you have conection problems!)

And finally (phew!) the ?contat form couldn't be easier; just type " [contact-form] " in to your page and there you have it. I think I found this little gem in the FAQ's - helpless Mac users sometimes have all the luck!

Thanks once again for all this food for thought.

Simon
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Technopat on June 15, 2008, 13:28 PM
Greetings Simon and Caesar,
Sorry to butt in, C - just want to check something out re. serifs, etc.
Simon, re. your Perception and Cognition studies, I too remember studying all that abt serif for main body of text and sans for headings, etc. However, that was/is based on studies done over the "printed" page (probably for the advertising in glossy mags., hoardings (that's billboards for y'all on t'other side of the Atlantic, etc.  :technodevil: ), but maybe the eyes/brain perceive things differently* on a computer screen, be it ever-so low-res. Do you/anyone know if there have been recent PC-based studies al respecto (Sp. anyone?)?

* thinking CRT flicker, here - remember how in the old days of TV it was forbidden to wear striped shirts and certain colours?

Great AI/mainframe story! I knew you had an anarchic streak in there somewhere  :dancing:

Over-to-you-Caesar regs.,
Technopat
PS.
Mac rules the waves!  :clapping:

P*PS.
Re. yer
Quote
helpless Mac users sometimes have all the luck!
, reminds me what a good friend of mine says: ¡Dios nunca abandona a un buen marxista!
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Technopat on June 15, 2008, 18:05 PM
Greetings All,
All this talk of serif/sans serif brought back fond memories (Sp. anyone?):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Serriffe#San_Serriffe

which in turn (Sp. anyone?) reminded me of the even more famous http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_tree

Please do not take this as an endorsement of such capers (Sp. anyone?) here at iberianatureforum.

As-yer-man-said-I-can-resist-everyting-except-temptation regs.,
Technopat

Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 16, 2008, 07:50 AM
Ha Ha TP!

I didn't even have to check out Wiki to remember San Serriffe, that noble republic!

Trouble is, after livng here for so long I now wouldn't get it if written in print!

Great lins from Wiki though: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1744583,00.html

Cheers

Simon

PS bacl to the topic, not sure about the diferecen 'tween papar and screen but I'll have a think, sonething along the lines of the frequency of the image - not even sure of the terminology!
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 20, 2008, 03:39 AM
Hi Caesar, TP et al (if any et al's are still watching this one!)

I haven't the wherewithal these days to follow up the perception issues behind the serif issue, it's all probably written up in impossible scientific language in some obscure tome called, 'Journal of applied neuronal response' or some such.

I suspect you're absolutely correct about the importace of low res. on monitors, Caesar, but I feel that the same principle applies, namely that an awful lot of perception is going on under the surface. Basically what we 'perceive' is the end result of a great deal of processing, which is enhanced by the use of 'schema's', that is to say, for example, short cuts are applied to on-line processing to make it quicker, so that as the eye follows a line of written text the mind (a small word for a big idea!) is actually racing ahead based on the closeness of fit of certain 'rules' eg. if theres a 'cross' in a letter it must be a 't', or, if there's a 'apex' it must be a capital 'A'. These perception schema's (aka guesswork!)  interact with other factors such as cognitive schema's, in this case, if there's a capital then that's a new sentence, so let's bundle the information from sentence '1', send it to the next department to analyses what it actually is 'saying' and get on with processing the next job, i.e. sentence '2'.

This very mechanistic interpretation has the great advantage that it's relatively easy to demonstrate in the lab and thus claim it to have some validity! It also goes to explain what most people have known all along via their common sense, a noble virtue  that many psychologists could do with more of (parse that sentence TP!), and also means that research psychologists get to mess around with fabulously expensive computers which saves them from having to face up to the wicked world of real work! :technodevil:

A good example of this is evident in this post: text correctors, like Lucy, have to 'train' their perception not to process the writing normally but to interrupt the process (quite a difficult thing to do) - hence I didn't 'see' all my typo's as I 'perceived' the whole meaning - an effect heightened by the fact that as I wrote the stuff I knew what was going to be said anyway (authors will always need text correctors for this very reason!)

Back to the serifs  :), we can see clearly that the serifs form a broken line which keeps the eye on the right track; at the perception, i.e. subconscious, level, but if the resolution is high enough the same perceptive process can infer a line with much less input, i.e. if the tops of the letters are 'square' enough the perception mechanism will 'infer' a unbroken line without the need for serifs.

In the context of perception much of this is called Gestalt Psychology (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_psychology) which will make Mrs Technopat cringe  :technodevil:

This would indicate that the serifs would help reading off computer monitors, but I have a suspicion that the difference here is in the image input from the screen itself, which isn't fixed, although we perceive it that way, but is in fact oscillating (I'm skating on very thin ice here as I don't understand cathode ray tubes let alone flat screen technology). I think the serif issue is superceded in importance by the poor contrast between the letters and the background, so the more simple the typography, the less of a problem the contrast becomes.

Back to my site, this was certainly an issue with the Themes that I would have preferred to use in terms of the functionality that they offered, eg. 'Connections'. All of the font issues, and some of the functionality issues should have been resolved by choosing this theme, but for the fact that when I set Mrs S on the task of reading it she pretty much couldn't make out the words, especially on the tabs in the header. Furthermore, when I changed the theme the clarity of the images nearly knocked me off my chair - so that clinched it!

Main frame computers really are boring (I liked your term 'proper computers'!), they're only really good at crunching really huge amounts of data and for storing stuff. I suspect that with a bit of ingenuity I could do all that I did back then on Excell and even come up with a pretty report using mail merge, and even publish the results globally, just by the touch of a button - now crashing the Internet really would be fun - I guess that why there are so many geeks out there trying to do just that!

I guess the 'Contact Form' is really just another Widget but that Wordpress don't dress it up as such as it appears in another context, i.e. when writing a page rather than in 'Design' I also suspect that Wordpress only put it there reluctantly as it appears with loads of warnings about contact forms breeding spam. that would certainly explain why it only works where it works!

Ceasar, really liked your page and the may that to offer to work, e.g. building from code upwards, that's the way to go forward - good luck!  :dancing:

Simon

PS I also love your ingenuity re. the wifi!
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Technopat on June 23, 2008, 15:08 PM
Greetings All,
Just for those of you out there who might be feeling a bit left out...

MBP = MacBook Pro - the high (top?) end of the range of Macintosh (Apple) laptops for the professional and power user market.  :clapping:
LCD = Liquid crystal display - a thin, flat display device often used in battery-powered electronic devices (calculators, etc.) because it uses very small amounts of electric power.
TFT = thin film transistor - (TFT-LCD) is a variant of liquid crystal display (LCD) - used in televisions, flat panel displays, etc.
LED = Light-emitting diode - produce more light per watt than normal bulbs - useful in battery powered or energy-saving devices.
CRT = Cathode ray tube - a vacuum tube often used for television and computer monitors.
personal preference = the accumulation of beliefs, experience and advertising that one is subject to from very early on in life... nah, I'll leave Simon to explain the psychology... :technodevil:

TTFN,
Technopat
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Technopat on June 23, 2008, 15:17 PM
PS.
Simon's et als refer to those iberianatureforumers who tend to login to this 'ere great iberianatureforum at unearthly hours (Sp. anyone?) such as 02:39 AM (which means 03:39 local time for Simon) - a record? :clapping:
Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 25, 2008, 10:50 AM
'mornin' all.

Back into the land of the living after a very long puente de San Joan!

I'm really glad that I put in the disclaimer about screen technology! Thanks, Cesar, for this, and to Teeps for his handy glossary - I certainly need it!

I suppose it all does boil down (Sp. Teeps?) to personal preference, but I think there are stylistic considerations that depend on the intended message, as long as a sort of baseline readability is attained.

Caesar, I'm curious to know about the web building 'community' that you refer to. I'm going down the line of developing a rather complicated web page using Joomla, which I understand has an active and very helpful user forum, but are there others that deal with the kind of issues we've been talking about here? :booklook:

Thanks for all your comments.

Simon

PS, No Teeps, 03.39 is not a record :banghead:



Title: Re: My new web site up for public scrutiny - and criticism!
Post by: Simon on June 28, 2008, 16:38 PM
Hi all you communications people,

By a sheer coincidence, I've stumbled across an old colleague of mine who has got a lot to say about some of the issues in this post.

In fact we were at university together. Needless to say she's had a glittering career, entirely because she's a glittering person (unusual in my cynical experience!), in sharp contrast to both attributes in my case! ('attributes' is a really cognitive psychological word!!!)

Here's her web site (and I think the lessson in simplicity says it all!)

http://www.alisonblack.co.uk/index.html

Regs

Simon


PS I've just trawelled tis lovely quote from Alison:

"I love this quote from Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of the C++ computer language: 'There's an old story about the person who wished his computer were as easy to use as his telephone. That wish has come true, since I no longer know how to use my telephone.' "