Web 2.0 by brute force



  •  http://www.tardis.uk.com/index.html

     

    Yes, that's a page-size interleaved JPG.  Clicking the "About", "Products", etc. tabs surprisingly does work.

    I really wonder how they plan on implementing that "coming soon" video though. Absolute positioning perhaps?

     

    By the way, I found this by looking for the company by the same name that makes high-capacity hard drives. Still haven't found them yet.



  • @Taiyal said:

    I really wonder how they plan on implementing that "coming soon" video though. Absolute positioning perhaps?

    Yup. But it seems they couldn't figure out how to place it on top of an image, so they had to show the content graphic as a background image. Which means they cannot use image maps and have to make the links absolute positioned html tags as well:

    #box-link1 { 
    position: absolute; 
    top: 490px; 
    left: 25px; 
    width: 239px; 
    height: 231px; 
    background-color: transparent; 
    border: 0px solid yellow; 
    }
    
    #box-link2 { 
    position: absolute; 
    top: 865px; 
    left: 290px; 
    width: 110px; 
    height: 20px; 
    background-color: transparent; 
    border: 0px solid yellow; 
    }
    
    #box-link3 { 
    position: absolute; 
    top: 836px; 
    left: 290px; 
    width: 110px; 
    height: 20px; 
    background-color: transparent; 
    border: 0px solid yellow; 
    }
    
    *snip 9 other blocks like these*

    I just hope nobody tells them about OOP. I bet they would make code like

    class Class1
      def foo
        do_something
        do_something_else
      end
    end
    
    class Class2 < Class1
      def foo
        do_something
        do_something_different
      end
    end

    and such.



  • The ironic part is that the design of the site is in pure classic Web1.0 style, all designed around the limitations of HTML3.  There's nothing there that you couldn't do easily in HTML with the tiniest sprinkling of CSS; in fact, the only part I can see that couldn't be easily done even without CSS is that a few of the ads overflow their containers. With everything done as an image, you'd think they'd allow their designer to indulge in things like justified paragraphs, fancy fonts, flowed text, etc., but no...

    I can sort of imagine what might've happened here:

    • Boss (to new guy): "I just got these JPEG mockups for our website from the designer.  I need you to turn them into real web pages.  You know, make them clickable and stuff."
    • New guy: "Um, sure, that doesn't sound hard. I can do that in no time..."



  • <!--Fireworks MX 2004 Dreamweaver MX 2004 target.  Created Thu Sep 24 15:55:21 GMT+0100 ( ) 2009-->




    I thought I smelled Dreamweaver.



  •  One problem with your entire page consisting of baked jpegs: Inability to correct horrible grammar and typos.

     @careless marketing copy writer said:

    ...designed for high-performance satellite telephony in the harshest of environments where no other mtype of communications is unavailable.

    ...wait, what?

     



  • @PeriSoft said:

     One problem with your entire page consisting of baked jpegs: Inability to correct horrible grammar and typos.
    Mmmm... I love a freshly-baked jpeg in the morning.  It brightens up my day.



  • @Taiyal said:

    By the way, I found this by looking for the company by the same name that makes high-capacity hard drives. Still haven't found them yet.

    Never heard of HDDs made by any Tardis. Low or high capacity.



  •  could have at least made a black BG



  • @bstorer said:

    @PeriSoft said:

     One problem with your entire page consisting of baked jpegs: Inability to correct horrible grammar and typos.
    Mmmm... I love a freshly-baked jpeg in the morning.  It brightens up my day.

     

     Absolutely. I stay away from the toasted gifs, though - too crunchy.



  • @PeriSoft said:

    @bstorer said:

    @PeriSoft said:

     One problem with your entire page consisting of baked jpegs: Inability to correct horrible grammar and typos.
    Mmmm... I love a freshly-baked jpeg in the morning.  It brightens up my day.

     

     Absolutely. I stay away from the toasted gifs, though - too crunchy.

     

    Don't forget to get your bitmaps raw, though, otherwise you loose the subtle flavours.



  • @PeriSoft said:

     One problem with your entire page consisting of baked jpegs: Inability to correct horrible grammar and typos.

    Sadly that site only has half-baked jpegs.



  •  @Scarlet Manuka said:

    @PeriSoft said:

     One problem with your entire page consisting of baked jpegs: Inability to correct horrible grammar and typos.

    Sadly that site only has half-baked jpegs.

    You win the Internets.



  • @alegr said:

    @Taiyal said:

    By the way, I found this by looking for the company by the same name that makes high-capacity hard drives. Still haven't found them yet.

    Never heard of HDDs made by any Tardis. Low or high capacity.

    Clearly, they're the ones that are a lot larger inside than they look on the outside. And they work wonderfully with Apple's Time Machine software.

    (Come on, someone had to say it...)



  •  What did you expect? The company is after all called TARDis...

    </troll>



  •  This is why dreamweaver should burn in hell. Bet the guy who made this abomination never heard of HTML. This topic has the decimal point misplace. Web 0.20 would be more appropriate, with Web 0.00 alpha being most appropriate.



  •  My bet? Someone made this site and got the promise that "the design was already done". So he was pissed when he got a photoshop file and desided that this was a good solution.



  • @alegr said:

    @Taiyal said:

    By the way, I found this by looking for the company by the same name that makes high-capacity hard drives. Still haven't found them yet.

    Never heard of HDDs made by any Tardis. Low or high capacity.

    It would be funny if he’s taken my Tardis drives page too seriously!

    [Edit: The irony is that the first screenshot on that page is easily achievable now! How things change. (Note the date in the Properties dialog.)]


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