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Old 01-22-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default 3D effect...

Was looking for an album by an obscure American band from the 80's when I came across a web site that sounded promising. As it turned out (when I managed to focus on the list of bands) it was not at all what I was after.

Nevertheless, the background is kind of 3D, which is an interesting effect, but what makes people do this? Don't they want visitors to actually read what's there, or do they just want to give us a headache?

Just wanted to share.

http://users.telenet.be/denofiniquitybe/1980'sbands.htm

   
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Oooh, but that's quite deliberate I'm sure - it may be about 80's bands, but the whole style, coloring and even navigation is a definite throwback to the early 1990s (with the exception of the fixed background which only improves it! It all sets the scene beautifully.

I even found it reasonably easy to read I've seen worse.

   
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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I agree with Marjolein - that background takes me back to websites of the early-to-mid 1990s (pre HTML4, anyway). And I also managed to read the text quite well.

   
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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I also managed to read the text quite well.
Yeah ... but could you read it without making your eyes bleed?

   
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #5
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Yeah ... but could you read it without making your eyes bleed?
LOL! The colours are horrible, but at least there was enough contrast to make the words distinguishable from the background.

   
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:24 AM   #6
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>> there was enough contrast to make the words distinguishable from the background

there was enough contrast to make the words [leap off the] the [hideous] background [and smash you in the face]

There. That's better.

   
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #7
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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May I suggest a competitor?
http://www.lisa.hafey.org/Companion_Planting.html

Doesn't burn, really, but it does get kind of tangled up in itself.

   
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #9
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john: May I suggest a competitor?
I really wonder about the people who create pages like this...don't they look at their own work?

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OMG. Some poor sick puppy ate a whole vegetable garden.

And barfed all over my internet!

   
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