YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ANTENNA!



  • Introducing a WTF thread at a forum I frequent. Basically this guy got ripped off by a web design company, he now says all web developers will go out of business due to a program called Antenna. Apparently it will also replace ASP, PHP and whatever you name. Just be careful it doesn't replace you!

    I'll leave you to read the thread and look at the "html" that antenna produces.

    PS. I'm Mart on that thread


    http://www.webwizguide.info/bbs/forum_posts.asp?TID=21115&PN=1

    btw, antenna kicks in on the second page



  • <FONT face=Tahoma>Professional web development solutions for Windows® since 1999</FONT>

    <FONT face=Tahoma>Safe: no worrying about fonts, page layout, hyperlinks, html code, or hidden text. It's all taken care of. </FONT>

     

    <FONT face=Tahoma>lol, i think that says it all!</FONT>



  • just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999



  • @alias said:

    just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999

    Well, without commenting on the quality of the sites generated with such a tool, I would think that many small businesses could successfully make promotional/informational websites using one, and even save a buck or two.  For example, why should a small local bar & grill that wants to post a menu, hours, pictures, and specials for its small customer base really need an enterprise grade website.  That being said, such tools don't guarantee that the site will be attractive (or even not sickening) when put together by someone without graphical talent.  The few bucks they might save just might not be worth it if their site looks ugly and unprofessional.

    But the real WTF is the guys attitude on that forum thread.  Obviously he has no clue about serious websites, serious web development, interactive web applications, etc.  Reading his posts truly made me say WTF.



  • @CodeRage said:

    ...serious websites, serious web development, interactive web applications, etc.


    But don't think, that it "can be all made simple in UTF8." :D

    PS. I love this quote... from now on, it's my Standard Answer no.367218



  • @viraptor said:

    @CodeRage said:
    ...serious websites, serious web development, interactive web applications, etc.


    But don't think, that it "can be all made simple in UTF8." :D

    PS. I love this quote... from now on, it's my Standard Answer no.367218

    Mine will be that it "can all be made simple in UTF8 encoded XML!!!"



  • OMFG! It's attack of the inline styles!!!11!1!1one!oneoneone

    That's right folks, UTF8 rocks and will send all you 'web developers' crying home to your mommies.

    Seriously though, this looks like the VB of web design. From their site

    Antenna has its own publisher built in, and it can be set to publish changes only, so you can update your site very quickly.
    I think it publishes only the changes because the crap it generates is an order of magnitude larger than it needs to be. I'm not a big fan of the 'fixed column width' style of CSS layout, but this thing does absolute positioning for every element.

    I think this calls for a reference to unskilled and unaware



  • @alias said:

    just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999


    The form is ugly enough, but look at the content:

        "We at CMCmarketsCFD.Com are scammers that offer fantastic spreads and then tweak your platform to take out your stops, your trade will not be entered into the market, we take the bet on and trade against you, everyone that trades CFD's mainly trades with us, so you are another sucker to the slaughter."

        "Watch your trade, soon as you get filled after a requote your platform will trade against you because our platforms are designed in PHP which is a lanquage in programming and know who are trading what, in what lots and we have a computer that is on auto-pilot to trade against the trades that you and others enter into a uniform PHP robotic system."

    I can't even bear to try the links.



  • <FONT face=Tahoma>the links (from what i clicked) go to google vids and some fan site... :D</FONT>



  • @alias said:

    just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999


    OMGTIU!

    (OMG That Is Ugly)



  • @emurphy said:

    @alias said:
    just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999


    The form is ugly enough, but look at the content:

        "We at CMCmarketsCFD.Com are scammers that offer fantastic spreads and then tweak your platform to take out your stops, your trade will not be entered into the market, we take the bet on and trade against you, everyone that trades CFD's mainly trades with us, so you are another sucker to the slaughter."

        "Watch your trade, soon as you get filled after a requote your platform will trade against you because our platforms are designed in PHP which is a lanquage in programming and know who are trading what, in what lots and we have a computer that is on auto-pilot to trade against the trades that you and others enter into a uniform PHP robotic system."

    I can't even bear to try the links.



    That almost looks like they got pwn3d



  • I bet antenna guy doesn't understand WebPilot: http://interscapeinc.com/70.html


    :)



  • @JustThat said:

    I bet antenna guy doesn't understand WebPilot

    You are not being the smart web developmental guy, no sir you are not! We are having at my company the greatest of web design tools it is being called GnomePage! It is with the most excellently of capabilities, I will say how it is works, GnomePage is a little box and you are plugs it into your computer. Inside the box is a little web gnome! He is crawls through the cable into your USB serial port and there he is using the Google to make search for things that looking good on your web page, and then he making the exact copies using your computer so you are having the web page that is of all coolness! He is doing all of the works and you only has to sit and reload your page in the web browser so you see how is the gnome makes your web page so pretty and awesome!

    We are will selling this over the interweb when it is finished but right now we only are looking for investors who can making twenty times the investment when GnomePage is hitting the market with all speed.

     



  • @alias said:

    just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999

    Alex always talks about a representative sample of the code...

    ...ahem

    <div class="plain-text"....>

    'nuff said.



  • @emurphy said:

    @alias said:
    just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999


    The form is ugly enough, but look at the content:
    ...
    I can't even bear to try the links.

    Yeah - it's kind of the same feeling that you get in a public restroom, where you put some toilet paper on the seat.

    As for small businesses and organizations that can't afford any professional web design, there are better alternatives. Google pages for one.



  • All you fan designers make me laugh, all this fluid dynamics you rant on about? its nothing any more, Have you seen Blandtenna??? Once this guy gets this tool together in the next few years, your 89 year old gran will make fans, fan design is now old hat, Blandtenna will make fan design so easy to use your all going out of business in 5 years time!! Dont try and be complicated, fan design is an easy option these days. That guy from Web Wiz who is in fan design upset me so much i came on this forum to learn about it, i can now build a fan in minutes, thanks to a guy in fan design that made my life hell, i feel that confident that i could leave my job and start building industrial fans for the next 3 years, but i wont because there aint no future in fan design, because people like myself that are getting ripped off by people that are in fan design are learning fast, aluminium, steel, plastic, dont make me laugh in can be all made simple in cardboard and paste!

    Ocean12, you don't understand Blandtenna! 



  • This Antenna sounds fantastic. Let's have a look at some of the generated code!

    They have the meta tag right there, though I thought  short tags were supposed to self-close:

    <meta name="generator" content="Antenna 2.7">
    How's the rest of the code? Besides the inline CSS, we get gems like this:
    <strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Buy
    now</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></a>
    </strong></strong></strong></strong>

    Which is amazing, considering that this is on the page selling the application that generated the code.



  • Woa, that site is awful! Serious overuse of flash (it eats 100% CPU on my 1-year old computer) and it somehow stops me from switching tabs in Firefox...
    Then the guy goes and complains that it is slower in FF than IE, which is true, but thats kinda like saying complaining that your Farrari is slower than your Honda when you push it uphil with the handbrake on...



  • So much wtfery...
    I recall reading some article about about how to make the menu come before the content in the html code, but still show up on the right. Well, this solves that problem, on the example site, half the links are before the text, and the other half are after the text in the source code. Because you position everything absolutely, it doesn't matter where you put the stuff in the source code. It turns HTML into a bulky image format, really. This antannae tool could just as well churn out a .png and then stick that on the web (if it was possible to stick JS code into them).



    Single File Project
    A website is saved as a single file
    on disk - very easy to manage. Organise your web and move files around at any
    time without having to worry about broken links - Antenna keeps links updated
    automatically.

    Great, I wonder what kind of fun implications that has.


    Design with Style - CSS Styles Editor built in
    Perfect
    your look, and make sweeping visual changes across the whole site quickly and
    simply.


    I think the CSS thing is quite funny, mainly because it doesn't seem to use any proper stylesheets, so this CSS feature must be some way to atomatically change all the inline styles on all the pages.

    The only thing it's missing is a HTML -> PHP converter, then you could get rid of those pesky server side programers that never get anything done.



  • I'd give it 3-1 odds that it's just a troll and you've been taken in.

    Don't feed the trolls, maybe they'll go away.



  • They got pwned. Do you think that would actually be what people would write about themselves?

    Site was hacked.



  • @alias said:

    just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999


    Did anyone check out the link: "Please watch our terms and conditions before opening an account"

    This site has to be either a joke (the guy's a troll?), or very nicely hacked.



  • @shadowman said:

    @alias said:
    just incase you wondered, this is one of the guys sites produced by antenna

    http://cmcmarketscfd.com/home.htm

    how 1999


    Did anyone check out the link: "Please watch our terms and conditions before opening an account"

    This site has to be either a joke (the guy's a troll?), or very nicely hacked.

    Don't bring viruses to their site or else you gonna get shot?



  • There's a demo video.

    http://www.stormdance.net/software/antenna/demo.htm


    I think this is for real.



  • Oh! They have a listing of proud owners of Antenna authored sites.
    Now all we need is someone with loads of time to discover the debauchery going on over there.



  • @kuroshin said:

    Oh! They have a listing of proud owners of Antenna authored sites.
    Now all we need is someone with loads of time to discover the debauchery going on over there.


    I've looked at some of them and surprisingly some are not bad. They are not candidates for the "best web site in the world" award, but for small or medium companies not focused on the web, they probably do the job. (I didn't look at the HTML code though, but so do normal people)



  • @ammoQ said:

    @kuroshin said:
    Oh! They have a listing of proud owners of Antenna authored sites.
    Now all we need is someone with loads of time to discover the debauchery going on over there.


    I've looked at some of them and surprisingly some are not bad. They are not candidates for the "best web site in the world" award, but for small or medium companies not focused on the web, they probably do the job. (I didn't look at the HTML code though, but so do normal people)


    Well that's true.

    But I found this gem somewhere among those pages:


    <applet archive="weather.jar" code="weather.class" width="458" height="78">
    <param name="credits" value="Applet by Anfy Team (www.anfyteam.com)">
    <param name="res" value="1">
    <param name="bgimage" value="lista2.jpg">
    <param name="bgcolor" value="FFFFFF">
    <param name="fogon" value="NO">
    <param name="fogstrength" value="2">
    <param name="fogmin" value="10">
    <param name="fogmax" value="50">
    <param name="fogmult" value="270">
    <param name="foginteraction" value="no">
    <param name="fogdirection" value="right">
    <param name="fogspeed" value="2">
    <param name="rainon" value="YES">
    <param name="rainstrength" value="150">
    <param name="raindropsnumber" value="200">
    <param name="raincolor1" value="D2D2D2">
    <param name="raincolor2" value="B4B4B4">
    <param name="rainspeed" value="2">
    <param name="raindifspeed" value="3">
    <param name="raininteraction" value="no">
    <param name="lightningon" value="NO">
    <param name="lightningsound" value="boom.au">
    <param name="lightningstrength" value="1">
    <param name="lightningminstrenght" value="1">
    <param name="lightningmaxstrenght" value="10">
    <param name="lightningymax" value="20">
    <param name="lightningbright" value="2">
    <param name="lmindirchange" value="10">
    <param name="lmaxdirchange" value="1000">
    <param name="lbranchvalue" value="2000">
    <param name="lgrminnumber" value="1">
    <param name="lgrmaxnumber" value="2">
    <param name="lgroupsmindelay" value="3000">
    <param name="lgroupsmaxdelay" value="10000">
    <param name="overimg" value="NO">
    <param name="overimgX" value="">
    <param name="overimgY" value="">
    <param name="textscroll" value="weatherscr.txt">
    <param name="texttype" value="horizontal">
    <param name="textvspace" value="0">
    <param name="textminfont" value="8">
    <param name="textmaxfont" value="172">
    <param name="textoffset" value="172">
    <param name="textspeed" value="8">
    <param name="textfont" value="Helvetica">
    <param name="textbold" value="YES">
    <param name="textitalic" value="NO">
    <param name="textsize" value="24">
    <param name="textshadow" value="YES">
    <param name="TextSColR" value="255">
    <param name="TextSColG" value="255">
    <param name="TextSColB" value="255">
    <param name="TextColR" value="0">
    <param name="TextColG" value="0">
    <param name="TextColB" value="0">
    <param name="TextJumpAmp" value="0">
    <param name="TextJumpSpd" value="0">
    <param name="TextSineAmp" value="0">
    <param name="TextSineSpd" value="0">
    <param name="TextSineAngle" value="0">
    <param name="regcode" value="NO">
    <param name="reglink" value="NO">
    <param name="regnewframe" value="NO">
    <param name="regframename" value="_blank">
    <param name="statusmsg" value="Weather applet">
    <param name="memdelay" value="1000">
    <param name="priority" value="3">
    <param name="MinSYNC" value="10">
    Please <A HREF="http://www.anfyteam.com/java/">download Java(tm)</A>.
    </applet>

    <font face="Times New Roman" size="4">Now isnt that simply beautiful ?</font>



  • Hello, i'm the designer of Cmcmarketscfd.com, put you all wondering i guess?

    You search for clues of Antenna when Antenna is the future, your doing wrong by trying to dismise the issue.



  • at least you have good humour on this forum.

    Any way with regards W3c validation, its hard to pass imo, i made finna-fans in dreamweaver8 and dreamweaver still didn't get through validation, if a £400 software cant get through it what can? i think w3c is too strict and to be honest most web sites dont pass it if truth known, but nothing happens to the site it still works fine in any browser.

     P.S: Mart cheers you really got my hits up!

    A qualified web designer?



  • @SpComb said:

    ...It turns HTML into a bulky image format, really. This antannae tool could just as well churn out a .png and then stick that on the web (if it was possible to stick JS code into them).

    You should look at the roadmap for antannae. For the next version it generates a JPEG, that you print out, place on a wooden table...



  • <FONT face=Arial><FONT size=2>As a side note you will notice that he doesnt say that it will leave coldfusion standing..
    Thats because even he knows that CF will rule all..*</FONT></FONT>

    <FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> 

    <FONT face=Arial size=2>* CF will not rule all</FONT>



  • @ocean12 said:

    Hello, i'm the designer of Cmcmarketscfd.com, put you all wondering i guess?

    You search for clues of Antenna when Antenna is the future, your doing wrong by trying to dismise the issue.

    Really, come on. Tell me you're not actually serious about this. Please tell me this is just a big joke. It pains me to think that somebody is that ignorant of the difference between simple HTML and real web applications (as in server side programming), not to mention the true ugliness of the sites and code that this Antenna tool produces.



  • I found this little gem in the javascript file it uses:

    function testBrowser(){
    var sBrowser=navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();
    var iAaPos=sBrowser.indexOf('msie');
    var iAaOpera=sBrowser.indexOf('opera');
    if(iAaPos>-1){
    if(parseInt(sBrowser.charAt(iAaPos+5))>5){return true}
    }
    if(iAaOpera>-1){
    if(parseInt(sBrowser.charAt(iAaOpera+6))>8){return true}
    }
    return false;
    }

    That's an interesting approach to browser detection. I think I'll use that for my own sites.</sarcasm>



  • @ocean12 said:

    Hello, i'm the designer of Cmcmarketscfd.com, put you all wondering i guess?

    You search for clues of Antenna when Antenna is the future, your doing wrong by trying to dismise the issue.


    Maybe Antenna is the future, but looking at cmcmarktscfd.com, at least we can say it's not the present. This web page is so bad and ugly that it is not a good reference for Antenna. Some other sides made with Antenna (look above) are better and even reach an "average" level.



  • @smbell said:

    I found this little gem in the javascript file it uses:

    function testBrowser(){
    var sBrowser=navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();
    var iAaPos=sBrowser.indexOf('msie');
    var iAaOpera=sBrowser.indexOf('opera');
    if(iAaPos>-1){
    if(parseInt(sBrowser.charAt(iAaPos+5))>5){return true}
    }
    if(iAaOpera>-1){
    if(parseInt(sBrowser.charAt(iAaOpera+6))>8){return true}
    }
    return false;
    }

    That's an interesting approach to browser detection. I think I'll use that for my own sites.</sarcasm>

    I've always wondered why so many people use charAt for version detection.  Did none of them consider what will happen when the software they're trying to detect reaches version 10?



  • @smbell said:

    @ocean12 said:
    Hello, i'm the designer of Cmcmarketscfd.com, put you all wondering i guess?

    You search for clues of Antenna when Antenna is the future, your doing wrong by trying to dismise the issue.

    Really, come on. Tell me you're not actually serious about this. Please tell me this is just a big joke. It pains me to think that somebody is that ignorant of the difference between simple HTML and real web applications (as in server side programming), not to mention the true ugliness of the sites and code that this Antenna tool produces.

    @ammoQ said:
    @ocean12 said:
    Hello, i'm the designer of Cmcmarketscfd.com, put you all wondering i guess?

    You search for clues of Antenna when Antenna is the future, your doing wrong by trying to dismise the issue.


    Maybe Antenna is the future, but looking at cmcmarktscfd.com, at least we can say it's not the present. This web page is so bad and ugly that it is not a good reference for Antenna. Some other sides made with Antenna (look above) are better and even reach an "average" level.

    Don't take my word from it, but I doubt this is the "real" "designer" of the "website" known as cmcmarkescfd



  • @masklinn said:

    Don't take my word from it, but I doubt this is the "real" "designer" of the "website" known as cmcmarkescfd



    It can be quite difficult to distuingish one moron from another.



  • @Cosmo7 said:

    This Antenna sounds fantastic. Let's have a look at some of the generated code!

    They have the meta tag right there, though I thought  short tags were supposed to self-close:
    <meta name="generator" content="Antenna 2.7">
    How's the rest of the code? Besides the inline CSS, we get gems like this:
    <strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong><strong>Buy
    now</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></a>
    </strong></strong></strong></strong>

    Which is amazing, considering that this is on the page selling the application that generated the code.


    I bet this antenna was ripped off from the netscape navigator designer from oh 2000!! they use to do that kind of {<big><big><big>crap</big></big></big>}



  • it only took me 108 hours to build, you try building it faster than that, i'm the best designer in the world!!



  • @ocean12 said:

    it only took me 108 hours to build, you try building it faster than that, i'm the best designer in the world!!


    Only 108 hours? OMG. You should be the best designer in the world.
    Why dont you submit more of your work for us to see?

    Expecting your reply very eagerly



  • @kuroshin said:

    @ocean12 said:
    it only took me 108 hours to build, you try building it faster than that, i'm the best designer in the world!!


    Only 108 hours? OMG. You should be the best designer in the world.
    Why dont you submit more of your work for us to see?

    Expecting your reply very eagerly


    Me too.. I love a good argument with a computer fool ... or maybe just a bot.

    I bet the 108 hours was because they forgot their flashbulb when taking a picture of the site to post on the "public web thingy!"

    Ok, how many designers does it take to make a really $hitty website? any takers?



  • @ocean12 said:

    it only took me 108 hours to build, you try building it faster than that, i'm the best designer in the world!!


    I sense we're being messed with...

    The real WTF here is that so many people are treating this as a serious argument.



  • he's probably just trying to bring the attention away from him



  • some1 go to the other forum and flame ocean12 please



  • I built [url]http://www.finna-fans.co.uk[/url] this was my first site using dreamweaver8, this took me 208 hours to build but i did have a power cut at my house, so taking the power cut into account i think it took less than 200 hours. I  charged my client £8000 for that site, but it was in winter and oil was $78 a barrel, my fingers are slow in winter time, but my client understood.



  • @ocean12 said:

    I built [url]http://www.finna-fans.co.uk[/url] this was my first site using dreamweaver8, this took me 208 hours to build but i did have a power cut at my house, so taking the power cut into account i think it took less than 200 hours. I  charged my client £8000 for that site, but it was in winter and oil was $78 a barrel, my fingers are slow in winter time, but my client understood.


    Heck, anyone can build that in 5 hours. I believe you spend the remaining 195 hours manufacturing welding goggles for the site visitors.



  • Well i did have a power cut, but hey i earned £8000 for that, not bad for 200 hours work, i would of built it in Antenna, but i didnt know how i could justify the price. I told my client i paid £400 for dreamweaver8 and i needed to recoupe some money, he understood!



  • I'm in a powerful organisation!! I'm member 924 of Loui Walsh fan club!!



  • You have just been took for a ride for the last 48 hours thanks to your genius MART ( on the the other thread) I'm a Forex dealer for cmcmarketscfd.com!! we manipulate people for a living!!



  • <strong> <strong> <strong> Sell Cable now you muppets! </strong> </strong> </strong>


    LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!


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