Author Topic: Great product, crappy web site  (Read 8115 times)

yesno

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Great product, crappy web site
« on: July 09, 2009, 08:02:00 PM »
Maybe the 90% of FOTs who are web designers will like this.  I buy random stuff from the internet and I've been amazed at how often the best products have 1994-looking websites.  Particularly clothing companies that still make their products in America.

Columbia Knit:

They make really, really high quality rugby shirts, made in the US of A.

http://www.usa-wear.com/factorystore.html

Birdwell Beach Britches:

Classic 60s brand, the best beach trunks you can get.  USA. Possibly the worst website I've ever seen in my life:

https://www.birdwellbeachbritches.com/

There are so many examples of this.

nec13

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 08:27:59 PM »
Not exactly reminiscent of a GeoCities website, but still quite primitive nonetheless.

Jerry's Fine Used Records here in Fun City.

He sells only records, and most of them sell for $3, $4, or $5. It's one of the best record stores in the country.

http://www.jerrysrecords.com/
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Steve of Bloomington

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 11:59:17 PM »
Paper Rad

They make seizure inducing cartoons and cognitive dissonance inducing comics:

http://paperrad.org/

iAmBaronVonTito

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 12:45:28 PM »
i feel that ebay listings look dated online.

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 01:22:46 PM »
Murray's Pomade: http://www.murrayspomade.com/

Wha? they updated their website and now it's awesome.

(actually, I looked in their archive and it's always been good).

fail.




yesno

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 02:44:23 PM »
i feel that ebay listings look dated online.

Since I'm a nerd I buy California Republic pencils (the only affordable source for Japanese-quality woodcase pencils in the US) and they sell only through eBay.

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Pencil-World-Creativity-Store__W0QQ_armrsZ1

When will the pencil community finally catch up?

iAmBaronVonTito

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 03:34:14 PM »
i feel that ebay listings look dated online.

Since I'm a nerd I buy California Republic pencils (the only affordable source for Japanese-quality woodcase pencils in the US) and they sell only through eBay.

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Pencil-World-Creativity-Store__W0QQ_armrsZ1

When will the pencil community finally catch up?


wow, those are nice.  i am a true nerd; unfortunately, i cant always afford to be a nerd. 

yesno

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 03:52:30 PM »
Pencils you can afford to splurge on, unless you get the Craft Design Technologies pencils that are only sold in the US at Design Within Reach, for $25 for one box of 12.

Just get some Mars Lumograph HBs at Staples.

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 07:20:11 PM »
I daresay that the site that I maintain for my parents' store is pretty crappy, but cut me a break - I only know basic HTML! Look at those frames! And that colour scheme!

http://casaitaliafl.com
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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 07:28:18 PM »
I daresay that the site that I maintain for my parents' store is pretty crappy, but cut me a break - I only know basic HTML! Look at those frames! And that colour scheme!

http://casaitaliafl.com

That looks like a great store and you've done a yeomanly job.  Better than my usual iWeb attempts.

I like the copy for sauces:  "Various different kinds"

But I'm disappointed by the lack of a midi background song.  Please correct.

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2009, 09:17:22 AM »
I daresay that the site that I maintain for my parents' store is pretty crappy, but cut me a break - I only know basic HTML! Look at those frames! And that colour scheme!

http://casaitaliafl.com

That place looks delicious. If my family ran a store like that I would probably be quite large.

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2009, 10:48:48 AM »
From the business world:

http://www.81qd.com/


It's like they made it a challenge to get where you want to go.  A puzzle, if you will, but with no feeling of reward at the end.
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!

iAmBaronVonTito

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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2009, 12:17:31 PM »
From the business world:

http://www.81qd.com/


It's like they made it a challenge to get where you want to go.  A puzzle, if you will, but with no feeling of reward at the end.

what a weird site.

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2009, 11:12:28 PM »
NYC's Alternative High School "City As School"

WHAT'S SPECIAL: Haven for disaffected youth.
DOWNSIDE: Access to gym is limited and the elderly building has cramped quarters.

http://www.city-as-school.org/


From an insideschools.org review:

"Since 1972, City-as-School has been a haven for kids who are alienated by traditional classrooms. Students who could not thrive at their original schools including rebels, openly gay kids, kids who have been teased for their looks, and a good number of disaffected academic achievers find a welcome here."


My favorite part: <title> tag still reads as 'Untitled Document'


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Re: Great product, crappy web site
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2009, 11:40:22 PM »
Is that where you went to high school, KtB?
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