I picked this one off the pile of RSS feeds, GUI Bloopers a site supporting a book about software design “mistakes”. I have to admit to not doing more than scanning the table of contents, so the book may be a fine treasure indeed, but the web page here just makes me gag up kibbles and bits:
- texttured backgrounds repeating tiled GIFs- it is so, like 1997.
- white text on a dark background, cool on the monitors, ghost like invisible to a printer
- fancy text headings as embedded images- more useful, less bandwidth with style sheets
Maybe it is because the date stamp is 2002, but the site is under a more modern looking one that has at least made some small web-design steps into the current century– though while it uses CSS it is still encrusted into HTML multi layered tables.
Maybe my bark is rough here, but a book about web design should be an example itself.
The post "Gooey GUI Bloopers- Web Site Must Be a Self Referential Joke?" was originally pulled charred and crispy from a smoky charred oven at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2004/08/gooey-gui/) on August 9, 2004.