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Web Design 101: What *not* to do

Today’s Friday lesson concerns this fine web site.

Things to note:

  1. Do not use a domain name that would cause 14 year old teenagers to giggle convulsively.
  2. Do not repurpose the logo of one of the “premier voice and data communications companies in the world” and expect no one to notice.

(via SVN…yea…I’m lazy today…)

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PUBLISHED ON Jul.18.2003 BY darrel
Tan’s comment is:


that's just awesome...hahaHa...

On Jul.18.2003 at 10:40 AM
jonsel’s comment is:

I really needed that laugh this morning! Thanks!

On Jul.18.2003 at 10:41 AM
jonsel’s comment is:

And speaking of what not to do...Darrel...Shouldn't links to a new site open in a new window, not hijack your current one? ;-)

On Jul.18.2003 at 10:43 AM
brook’s comment is:

i hope that's joke. damn funny

On Jul.18.2003 at 10:43 AM
Amanda’s comment is:

nasty! hehe.

On Jul.18.2003 at 11:14 AM
monkeyinabox’s comment is:

I wonder how many emails they get from people saying "I want powergenitalia!!!" :)

Here's an idea, out do them and register superpowergenitalia.com

On Jul.18.2003 at 11:44 AM
Darrel’s comment is:

(For the record, I think this is a joke, but hey, it's Friday!)

On Jul.18.2003 at 11:47 AM
Patrick’s comment is:

Skeptical, I decided to do a quick check on the validity of this. Could actually be true.

Allwhois lists an Italian registrant at the same address as on the site.

I also came across this page that indeed notes that it is owned by an Italian battery company. (Powergen has denied any ties.) They also note the IT resource Experts Exchange has expertly added a hyphen to their former url: expertsexchange.com. But Who Represents is still using whorepresents.com

On Jul.18.2003 at 12:24 PM
Arikawa’s comment is:

Nice detective work Patrick, and worth a few extra laughs.

I can just see the headline:


Tired of all those old boring whorepresents[.com]?

Ready for something bolder, faster, and b e t t e r suited to your fun-loving lifestyle?

Try powergenitalia[.com]!

Brought to you by your friends at expertsexexchange[.com]


Sorry for a silly post ;-)

On Jul.18.2003 at 02:31 PM
Sam’s comment is:

hee hee hee.

dude, it spins!

On Jul.18.2003 at 02:49 PM
Darrel’s comment is:

I love it. A 3-d rendered globe spinning on a single plane. Brilliant!

On Jul.18.2003 at 03:03 PM
Patrick’s comment is:

dude, it spins!

Not only that, it fades in and out, too! I've been working on a complex fade'n'spin on my logo for years. I don't see the logo for that "premier voice and data communications company" spinning. They must just be hacks!

On Jul.18.2003 at 03:04 PM