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Old 02-02-2006, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default A neat low cost design

www.mdpl.co.uk is a low cost site I designed some time ago, and in truth, I had forgotton. Looking at it today it still looks fine to me.

A recent prospect came to me and wants one of those sites that says in large letters they have made a million pounds in just three months, and they say very strongly that success lies in having a very very long swodge of text without an index and you have to keep reading all the words before you get to the punchline that says all you have to do is send $50 and you will receive all the tools necessary etc.

This latter technique is against my religion and I declined to help them. Apart from my fee being about 12-times the fee they were paying the spam artist.

   
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:33 AM   #2
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www.mdpl.co.uk is a low cost site I designed some time ago, and in truth, I had forgotton. Looking at it today it still looks fine to me.

A recent prospect came to me and wants one of those sites that says in large letters they have made a million pounds in just three months, and they say very strongly that success lies in having a very very long swodge of text without an index and you have to keep reading all the words before you get to the punchline that says all you have to do is send $50 and you will receive all the tools necessary etc.

This latter technique is against my religion and I declined to help them. Apart from my fee being about 12-times the fee they were paying the spam artist.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN" "html.dtd">
is the DOCTYPE on this site. I thought I was way behind on HTML 4.01 Transistional. The design is simple but it still looks good.

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Old 02-02-2006, 07:27 AM   #3
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A recent prospect came to me and wants one of those sites that says in large letters they have made a million pounds in just three months, and they say very strongly that success lies in having a very very long swodge of text without an index and you have to keep reading all the words before you get to the punchline that says all you have to do is send $50 and you will receive all the tools necessary etc.

This latter technique is against my religion and I declined to help them. Apart from my fee being about 12-times the fee they were paying the spam artist.
I cannot pretend to know how this particular approach translates to an electronic presentation, but in print it does seem to work, capturing eyeballs, for that kind of "business." I have my doubts that those who would read their message in print would be willing to do so on a computer screen.

For several reasons I can think of I don't blame you for declining. <g>

   
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