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    Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    What is the best designed website(s) you have ever come across? As corny as it sounds, I am quite impressed by the design of wwe.com. It just comes across to me personally as a webpage that has had some pretty decent coding behind it.

    Also quite impressive is the new sites that Microsoft usually churn out. Windowsvista.com being one of them. Office Live is also impressive.

    So what website(s) make you think "Damn, why can't that webmaster do my school webpage"

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    I don't think any of those websites are particularly clever coding. The Flash is quite nice I guess but seen much better.

    Amazon.com, that's got some funky code as I'm sure ebay does too.

    What ar ewe comparing them on? Looks or code sofistication.

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    Ubuntu.com

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    www.edugeek.com

    brownie points?

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I don't think any of those websites are particularly clever coding. The Flash is quite nice I guess but seen much better.

    Amazon.com, that's got some funky code as I'm sure ebay does too.

    What ar ewe comparing them on? Looks or code sofistication.
    Perhaps you're right, the coding may be simple with some nice flash.

    As for the criteria for the webpage, whatever floats your boat really, looks, good coding, nice flash, just interested really!

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    There are some good php sites about and seem to get better as ppl get to know the coding a bit better.

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    Also is matching standards (e.g. valid html, xhtml, css, WAI, etc) more important than flashy stuff?

    As government organisations I personally feel we should be ensuring that our websites are not discriminatory to people with disabilities.

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    No competition. Look at the variations in design at

    http://www.csszengarden.com

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    Also is matching standards (e.g. valid html, xhtml, css, WAI, etc) more important than flashy stuff?

    As government organisations I personally feel we should be ensuring that our websites are not discriminatory to people with disabilities.
    Absolutely. Standards compliance is a must for schools.

    I personally like the look of default plone, but it is a bit overdone.

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    the best designed sites are those that fulfil their function as gracefully as possible

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Absolutely. Standards compliance is a must for schools.
    Now we are on the subject... why? I tested my website in three browsers... Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 6 and Firefox. I also tested it in Linux and Windows. It now works fine in all of them. I cannot think that 99% of my target audience will use anything else other then these. I believe it is almost fully compatible for those with disabilities, but this has yet to be fully tested. I will test it though and any problems I find will be fixed. I cannot see the point in going any further with the standards issue though because I cannot see it making any difference?

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Absolutely. Standards compliance is a must for schools.
    Now we are on the subject... why? I tested my website in three browsers...
    I think it's because (for those of us who work in LEA schools) we come under the local government umbrella, and like other publicly funded bodies, we have to provide things like, and this is stretching the comparison, the equivalent of wheelchair access.

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    It's also a point of Law: http://www.web-accessibility.org.uk/
    and is detailed in Becta's specifications for schools

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    @CyberNerd: thanks, I knew there was something a little more concrete elsewhere. My head's full of this 'flu bug that's going round and there are only so many old b & w movies you can fall asleep infront of..there, I'm rambling

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    Re: Design - Best Webpage you have ever seen?

    Here's a breakdown of the Top 10 browsers that visit our site:

    Explorer - 60.00%
    AOL - 25.33%
    Firefox - 9.41%
    Other - 2.89%
    Safari - 0.77%
    Opera - 0.44%

    Curl, Mozilla, Netscrape and Maxthon all make up less than 1%.

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