Review 353

The navigation is tricky and ambiguous. It’s the single most paralyzing and frustrating feature of this site. The drop-down Javascript menu is clunky and actually ceases to work after clicking several of the links requiring a refresh.

The ambiguity of the navigation is another stumbling block. The top level categoes are not intuitively named: SITE, CONTENT, JESSCA. And there are ambiguous subcategories therein: Weblob, Weblog Archives, My Diary. Also, “layouts” and “past layouts” are in two different categories. Very unintuitive.

The author creates website layouts that are actually very good.

The blue text on the lighter-shade-of-blue background is draining to read and could benefit by a higher contrast color scheme.

As far as content goes, the majority of the entries can be described as “reactionary”. The site is chock full of (quality) links and her sentence or two response to them. Very little substance. The links were enjoyable to visit.

After reading the entire site I didn’t feel like was any closer to knowing the author.

The layout is rather bland, (surprisingly considering the author’s obvious design talent) but promising. Once the links are fixed, the sections are fleshed out with content, and the navigation is less ambiguously named, this site holds a lot of promise.


Review 334

Wow. is choc-full of information for computer geeks like myself. Trying to remain as objective as possible when reviewing such a site is difficult for me. It was difficult find something I didn’t like.

The weblog part of the site is a collection of news from around the Internet, mostly relating to computers, the web, and technology in general. The byline in the title of the site says “Web news on steroids”, and that pretty much sums it up. Come to if you want good news with none of the fluff or advertising.

It took me a while just to soak in the first page. Once I ventured beyond it, I found a lot more stuff to keep me interested, though signing up for a user account was necessary to see much of it. However, once I became a member, I was given my own weblog section, among other things.

There were news feeds, collaborative books (the site even has it’s own user manual), and blogs from other site users. From what I could tell, the site must be either relatively young or a very well-kept secret. Not too many people were responding to articles, and there were only two entries in the guestbook.

The design of the site was a sharp, clean, modern style seen more and more these days. The color scheme was decent, and the menus were easily navigatable.

I forsee great things for this website, especially if the owner keeps up the meticulous organization and smooth implementation. As people find it, they will see it’s value as a centralized, advertisement-free portal of news and information. I know I will be going

Review 41

With a name like nerdBlog, one doesn’t quiet know what to expect. The first thing I read was she digs WWF, so that is a bonus. But back to her sites review. I really didn’t enjoy the pink links. I know it works for her, but some pages, the pink links on white backgrounds… Eh.

But she writes this weblog for a reason, to write, not to design and intrigue you with her Photoshop skills (though she likes working with Photoshop). Her posts are really interesting to me. I never knew what it was like from a female’s point of view on being a programmer and now I know.

Other things I found amusing. Under her list of hates, is Microsoft. Where is she working? Microsoft. Of course, she hasn’t even started there yet (in training) so it might get crossed off. Also she digs Macs which is another bonus point in my eyes. I really enjoyed this site. What she had to say really related to me and what I believe/think/live so big props to you.nerdBLOG

Review 40

First thing when I got to the site it had a splash page. Pretty cool logo, but why the need for a splash page for a weblog? Most people just bookmark the page they want on the weblog and not the splash page. But ok. The blog is pretty good. Its above average, but nothing spectacular. However the design is pretty sweet and original. Going through the site I found some extremely funny stuff. Overall better than average weblog, other things funny and a good design.mentalparadox

Review 42

This is one of the better weblogs out there. The goal of this site is to just post cool stuff that they each find. Sometimes they add their own little spin on things. I really enjoy the nice basic and clean layout (though its being changed) to the site and I think it works well for them. All of the posts were very entertaining. Not too much to get out if you are trying to dig deep and figure out who the writer is, but that is not the goal of the site either. Enjoy reading.Square Zero