Review 680

When I first reached this weblog I immediately thought the design was very different and that the writer of this weblog sounded like an interesting person.

To start off with Tavie is talking about moving her site to the new domain which is rather boring but as you read on you find Tavie has an interesting outlook on life as a college student in New York. Her plan to buy fluffy slippers to wear at work made me giggle and I believe that her Profile/Biography is the most interesting one I have ever read. It doesn’t bore you, and is just long enough so we get an idea about this girl with the unusual name. Tavie explains things in an interesting way such as-“My feet feel like the snow you scrape off tv-dinner boxes.”

The design uses a lot of green, which makes it unusual. The text links to the left are a bit small and the background image makes it hard to read some of the text towards the right side.

Overall, I think Tavie’s blog is worth checking out, even if just for Tavie’s Biography. Her posts are fun and amusing. The only thing I was disappointed in was the comments I mentioned above about the

Review 678

I was impressed at how quickly this blog page loaded. At first impression I thought it would be about a teenage girl, with short posts but good HTML skills.

The posts in this blog, were mostly short and I didn’t understand what the writer was talking about half the time. The writer of this blog is a 20-year-old woman who is un-employed. It took me ages to find her profile as the only link to it was in one of her posts. I think this blog lacks information and links. I also didn’t know her favourite band called Mathew Good band. I guess being an Australian and not knowing any of the bands the writer talked about bored me. She often talked about the Jerry Springer show and celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston.

The design of this blog was fantastic! It was really neat and tidy and the images loaded very quickly. It has a fresh, autumn look about it, which is really nice.

Basically I don’t recommend this blog if you do not have an interest in the celebrities that the writer does. She doesn’t really reveal much about herself or her life but as I said if you are a fan of Mathew Good Band or any of the other things she is interested you may find this blog more interesting.

Review 351

Kory Mohr, the primary (if not sole) contributor to Frontier Broadband’s Fixed Wireless News has used Pyra’s Blogger to not only enhance Frontier Broadband’s business site, but to provide timely technical information, as well. This creative and highly practical use of the weblog format will assuredly be welcomed by readers who have an unquenchable thirst for technical knowledge, particulary in the field of broadband innovations.

Casual readers and those searching for entertainment and/or personal insight need not bother with Frontier Broadband’s weblog, as the blog is targeted only at those with an interest in computer service technologies. This is a true specialized news site; updated often and with timely, well-chosen links. The layout is clean and spare, highly utilitarian and complimentary to its content. In fact, Frontier Broadband’s entire site is professional, as well it should be given the nature of the company’s business.

Compared to the typical weblog, Frontier Broadband’s Fixed Wireless News may seem dull and it’s content may be perceived as overwhelmingly technical. However, the reader should bear in mind that this is not a typical blog but a news source for a specific field. With this in mind, Frontier Broadband earns a high rating for both its content and style.Frontier Broadband fixed wireless news

Review 352

If one is in the market for a plethora of anti-Usama bin Laden links, ImOvaHereNow is a good starting point. ImOvaHereNow also makes for a nice launching pad into the arena of stupid Internet tricks and visual ‘net humor. Unfortunately, it offers little else in the way of content and the sophomoric humor begins to wear thin after the first few posts.

ImOvaHereNow is not an especially sophisticated site, as is evident not only by its content, but also by its layout. It is, however, fairly easy to navigate and it views equally well in NS 6 and MSIE 5+. Upon loading the page in MSIE, the reader is greeted with a .wav of a child saying something to the effect of “I’m over here now, sat down.” After browsing through several pages of the site and being continually greeted with the same .wav, one is inclined to turn his or her sound off. As with the author’s content, the .wav file begins to irritate rather quickly; also, it detracts from the overall site.

As a humor site, ImOvaHereNow fulfills its obligation to the reader by providing an assortment of links to current events related juvenile humor. However, this site offers little to no original content and will prove tedious for readers who prefer personal perspectives.ImOvaHereNow

Review 345

There is no doubt that in character has character, that of a 15 year old ambitious high school student. This weblog makes no pretense to be anything but a personal diary of sorts; and the author can best be defined by her choice of personal links and the content of her entries.

In character is one of the few blogs that actually views better in Netscape (reviewer uses NS 6) than MSIE 5+. It is not known if this is intentional on the part of the author; and, would-be readers should note that viewing with anything other than NS 6 can be frustrating. The content area is cramped, and although the author does provide side scroll bars within the frames, the frames themselves are not resizable. The font used is quite small and can make reading the author’s entries difficult. It seems fairly obvious that this is an experimental site for the author, one where the layout may change and, perhaps, evolve rapidly. Recommended site improvements include an enlarged content area, larger font, and an absence of frames.

In character’s content will certainly appeal to other teens, in that the author often writes of school, friends, and creative projects. The author is also quite intelligent and she is given to moral and philosophical thought on various topics ranging from poverty to terrorist activity. Unfortunately, the author does not update regularly and the lack of posts may leave the reader unsatisfied with his or her visit. To note, the author is also literate and her grammar is fairly clean despite the overuse of ellipses (i.e. …).

Potential readers of in character must be willing to give the author time to develop her own, well-defined style and voice on the ‘net. If the author maintains the site and determines to post on a more regular basis, it is wholly possible that in character will evolve into a highly entertaining, creative, and informative weblog. Finding one’s own niche on the ‘net can be a lengthly journey of sorts and it seems that the author of in character is well on her way to establishing her own vision and voice.

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