[development] Drupal 5.0 Theme - v2
morbus at disobey.com
Thu Sep 28 17:26:31 UTC 2006
>> Name a single high-profile website: slashdot.org, digg.com,
> > newsvine.com, others any of these that doesn't waste the top 300px+
> > of their site with ads or other stuff. You simply won't find it.
> is quite inane. It incorrectly assumes that /sites which intend to make
> money by capturing eyeballs/ will /use the default theme of Drupal/.
> This is almost never the case, not for any site that plans to actually
> succeed (I challenge you to find a bluemarine site that has ads and has
> been heard of by, oh, I dunno, more than two people).
And, because I felt bad for answering your
challenge with one of my own, I'll respond.
These are sites whose headers:
* do more than one thing
* are not filled with ads.
* are not ignorable.
None of these sites have ads in their header space. Most of them
do it well within the 300px height you claim as non-worrisome. With the
exception of IBM and Apple, I submit that all are more popular than the
ones you've listed.
However, I think this is a bad direction to be heading in. We will
/always/ find a site that agrees with our argument whilst disproving the
other one. I'm quite sure that's not a road we want to go down.
Morbus Iff ( sleep breeds sanity )
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