I have quite a few good friends on this list, and possibly one or two
clients, I thought I may come back to you on your 'opinions'. Your views on
the trailing text and the floating banner are more than likely correct,
however since most of the visitors to that site are either new to the
Internet or inexperienced on the Internet, this sort of thing isn't as
irritating. In any case I have removed these useless 'eyecandies'. Your
criticism based on the overall site is unfounded, there are NO animated
*.gifs, NO midi music samples, and NO watermark, and if as an IT
professional or even as a more humble Linux user (without m$), you are
unable to close a window, you need to read your mouse manual.
The eyecandies on the first page were used as an attention getter,
subsequent pages did not have this content - I fail to see the relation
between this and a level of service, and as regards design, I do hope you
have something more substantial than www.suberic.net, which btw would make a
great WAP site due to its lack of anything other than text (why bother with
html at all?). And the attitude of wishing bankruptcy on any company just
because your design 'preferences' do not mesh, is either childish or due a
bad hair day (probably both).
As regards the servers we use, new content covering them is due to go online
in the next two weeks. Yes Darklite-SCE uses alabanza.net, how much would I
have to pay in Ireland for access to a world class hosting facility, along
with PIII550, 512Mb Ram, 9GbSCSI drives and 100Gb monthly bandwidth
scalable? The hosting farm my servers are located in is one of the best in
the world, and although I have researched the possibility of coloco in
Ireland, any person in the hosting business will be able to tell you that
the prices are ridiculously high. I'm sorry if I consider the price my
clients pay to be more important that the physical location of my machines,
and as Adam Beecher correctly pointed out support is of critical importance
rather than machines location which is just as fast as any Irish host. (sexy
site btw Adam).
That's my little rant over with, it's a shame that this level of non
constructive criticism has taken place, but I do appreciate valid opinions
of users, esp. when they include something of a constructive nature, that's
why I lurk here.
Slaving for the corporate whore machine,
Darklite-SCE Ltd. (Company No: 327227)
E-Mail: stein at darklite.com
Phone: 353 43 48721 * Fax: 353 43 45928 * Mobile: 353 87 6681650
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