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Re: My site(long post)

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From: Michelle H. Harrell (michelle_h_harrell_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 18:58:47 PST


Sal, I apologize if the feedback about your site,
http://www.pienschke.freehomepage.com/, didn't address the specific areas
that you wanted feedback in. My feedback about it content wise- loaded with
content, interesting lessons, active links (from what I can see), and I
particularly liked the "Why art?" advocacy page. The critters were cute!
Design wise- I like the consistent simple background throughout the site
rather than different looks throughout. Black text on white is a good size.
  Too many fonts, though. I'd keep it all to serif types (like Times New
Roman) or sans serif types (like Arial which I think are easier to read on
the web). The images are decent sizes so it didn't take long to download.

You should really re-consider those pop adds even if your administrators
aren't concerned with it yet. Just in the first 3 pages, I got these adds
in a new window: "Online Casinos," "FREE Satellite TV System + FREE Digital
Recorder," and "$1100 Travel Shopping Spree."
This is not only a design concern (because it's distracting and takes away
from the content) but it may become a legal issue. From my school site, I
don't link to any sites (educational, artistic, whatever) that contain
pop-up ads, banners, or links to other sites that may sell, gamble, or
contain controversial themes. I understand your frustrations in something
you can't control. I would however try to look for other alternatives to
hosting a site.

Please don't allow some honest feedback result in your lost of a great
resource like this listserv. As an artist yourself, you should appreciate
the criticism even when it's not what you wanted to hear.

Michelle H. Harrell
http://harrell.srhs.net
michelle_h_harrell@hotmail.com
Southeast Raleigh High School
Center for Accelerated Studies
Raleigh, North Carolina

SPienschke@aol.com wrote "I recently added my URL to the list in hopes of
getting some feedback on my site that I worked very hard on, as we all do.
So far I've gotten complaints about pop up ads. ....I am seriously
considering unsubscribing from the list. So anyway, have a good
thanksgiving.
Sal Pienschke
Anne M. Jeans elementary

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