27 comments

  1. Doug Deal says:

    His “webmaster” only needs to add a scrolling banner, animated icons and flashing text in several key locations, and it will be great.

  2. MountainThinker says:

    In all fairness, this site would have been state-of-the-art back when Al Gore invented the internet!

  3. Chris says:

    The banner looks like something I’d print on my C64 using PrintShop.

    Ah, PrintShop, those are some memories……

  4. Doug Deal says:

    You should look at the source code for this, it uses VML. Or Vector Markup Language. It is a defunct standard proposed by Microsoft that was never adopted industry-wide.

    If you use a non i.e. browser it instead renders it using gifs.

    Whatever geneous wrote this decided to go swat flies with a shot gun. A shot gun that uses shells that haven’t been produced in several years.

  5. rugby_fan says:

    Doug; while your last comment meant absolutely nothing to me (coming, of course, from my lack of knowledge about coding) but the website turned up fine for me in Firefox.

  6. Doug Deal says:

    Man, before I go spouting off about someone’s intelligence, I should actually spell the word that I use to insult them correctly “genius”.

    Any discussion board that I am in the process of developing is going to have an edit feature.

  7. jsm says:

    “it’s simple –its clean– it’s in english–what more do you guys want?”

    Information, maybe?

  8. waterboy says:

    With “Friends” like that, who needs enemies? It got that whole retro-internet feel. Must be like what Al Gore first envisioned when he invented the internet.

  9. Demonbeck says:

    Ya’ll should lay off Dr. Jim. He’s gonna have Yar’s Revenge and Space Invaders up on his site by next week.

    The man is on the forefront in technology!

  10. Doug Deal says:

    Demon,

    It is the very reason that I use computers that has deteriorated my spelling ot the point of nonsense. I have been using spell checkers for 20 years now, and that takes it’s toll.

    I actually responded, almost immediately, correcting the spelling, but I had included a hyperlink, and Erick must approve those before they are posted, and as far as I know, it is lost in the ether.

  11. Doug Deal says:

    rugby,

    It only looks fine because it is using a different mechanism to display it for firefox as opposed to i.e. Instead of scalable vector graphics for i.e., it is using a gif image for firefox. If firefox tried to render the same thing as i.e. it would be a mostly blank page.

    In essence, someone spent a great deal of effort to design something that could have been replicated with a few quick lines of html.

    I wonder how many other lousy candidate web sites are floating around out there. We should start an open thread to critique them.

  12. Loren says:

    At least the URL is an improvement over his previous campaign site. When he ran for office last year, his campaign URL was:

    SenSendelbach.com (registered in May 2006)

    See the archived old site here.

    Also, Dr. Jim appears to have gotten his doctorate from Argosy University/Sarasota two years ago. The website for his company, Anchor Point Neurofeedback and Counseling Center, is here.

  13. Loren says:

    “I wonder how many other lousy candidate web sites are floating around out there. We should start an open thread to critique them.”

    CNET made a list of the worst campaign websites last year, complete with screenshots.

    The worst one from Georgia last year might be Woody Holmes.

  14. hankreardan says:

    Ok Guys You are killing me. I just took over Jim,s Campaign tonight. About One hour ago. I promise we will have something better in the next couple of days.But I do agree with most of you guys it needs to be changed.
    Doug Craig

  15. HeartofGa says:

    Sorry, I meant “Hank.” The one thing I had to say was to Hank. Sorry, I was still in shock over the site.

  16. Doug Deal says:

    Heart,
    I think Hank is a Doug too, so you were still correct.

    Loren,
    That was some pretty good stuff. I especially liked the recipe for “Easy, Killer Margaritas”. It’s amazing that a lot of those were running for Congress, and not just some piddly state rep spot.

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