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Right Wing Graphics Deficit

Allah points out that Frontpage Magazine's graphics department seems to be staffed by the nearest night schools Intro To Photoshop dropouts.

Why is it that so many of the super far right sites, esthetically look like shit? Do all graphic design artists hate Bush? Who knows... What I do know is that Web Pages That Suck really should start a special neo-con site section. I mean who hasn't seen some shit like this while reading about the latest revision to John Kerry's Vietnam tour of duty?

Even Matt Drudge cannot be bothered with fixing the area map on the Drudge Report graphic in his breaking news pages. Click on the graphic and you go to http://drudgereport.com/matt.htm, which is a not so topical story from December 2003. For a site that allegedly gets 8 million visitors a day, you'd think that might have come up once or twice - yet it has not been fixed.

Is it too much to ask that some of these "news" sites acually implement a design that's not ripped from the mid 90's and painful to look at?


Comments (4)

I stopped going to Drudge b... (Below threshold)

I stopped going to Drudge because of all the pop-ups. If there's a ratio of hits to poor design, Drudge would take top honors.

I think it is a left brain ... (Below threshold)

I think it is a left brain / right brain kinda thing. People who are serious thinkers (I dont know if that includes the super-far right) usually arent so aesthetically creative.

This is purely anecdotal, of course. I have no freakin idea.

But I would like to know why do I have to keep typing in my Name and email on your comments? Huh? Why? Whan ya fonna fix it? Huh?

LOL! J/K of course. You can fix it whenver you get the time.

speaking of pop-ups... give... (Below threshold)
ken:

speaking of pop-ups... give firefox a try.

I'm not going to call foxnews right wing - just right of left. Does anyone like the new design of foxnews.com? I'd rather look at Drudge compared to foxnews.com or msnbc.com.

I agree about the dire abse... (Below threshold)
-S-:

I agree about the dire absence of "good design" or much of any design on many conservative sites.

But, again, as I've written before, I think that, to the contrary and polar opposite, the Left/Democrats appear fixated on APPEARANCES and the dratted penchant of daring to point out and correct typos by everyone else, rather than be capable of discussing specifics.

So, I take the absence of design in stride when reading conservative sites, because I can't stand the deceit that is a great looking site manned (or womanned) by a Liberal contrariness, by a DU standard of retort, or, what do I call it here, by a nastiness that defies specifics but loathes it when you "look bad."

You know, the "you look maaahhvvvvelllous" thing applies to Democrats'/liberal sites and often, but ask them a question, question the content and you quickly realize why the old Ford truck is preferable on the country road to the blazing, colorful sportscar with a spoiler.

Sometimes, appearances are deceptive. What's important is to look beyond appearances, see who is behind the "mask."




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