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Local Catholic Church History …

The day before yesterday, that would be Wednesday for those of you in Rio Linda, Justin left with his comment a url of a site that indeed was as bad as “The Worse Web Page Ever, Really Ever.” The only problem was tha the site Justin cited wasn’t a church or para-church web site. So I forwarded it along to Vincent Flanders, who many of you know runs one of my daily favorites, “Web Pages That Suck learn good Web design by looking at bad Web design“, also known as “America’s Web Site” for short.

In fact, from Vincent’s writings in “Book 1” and “Book 2” that I draw much of my web design inspiration and wisdom. So imagine thrill when I received some manna in reply from Father Flanders in the form of a link and a quote — which not only gave me some fun content for this Friday, but proof that brevity is indeed the soul of wit. With that …

Here is the link: Local Catholic Church History and Genealogy Research Guide and Worldwide Directory

Here is the quote: Let me just set my screen resolution to 1024 x 768,000,000.

Here is the reference from Book 1 : Page 118 – “Break the Text Up into Multiple Pages.” …

… of course both books also have much to say of centering everything and overuse of bold text.

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. – James 1:22

2 Comments

  1. Your blog is really interesting.

    I wonder what you would think of this web site http://home.catholicweb.con/projectrachel/ ?

    Your newest reader Maggie O’C :)

  2. Interesting research on paging vs. scrolling:

    “The findings from this study show that participants using the paging condition took significantly longer to read the passages than either the full or scrolling conditions. Participants also showed no significant differences in their ability to answer comprehension questions correctly, nor in their perceptions or satisfaction of the reading conditions.”

    http://wsupsy.psy.twsu.edu/surl/usabilitynews/51/paging_scrolling.htm