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KrazyHorse@home
02-02-2005, 21:20:38
Anybody with experience in WebCT can correct me on this, but it's simply a utility which provides instructors with the ability to set password protection, grade courses electronically etc., correct? It has nothing to do with actual webpage design or layout, etc?

So why the fuck is my prof. writing me that he'd "like a more appealing web site for the E&M course this semester" and suggesting that I use WebCT? What the fuck does "appealing" mean? It sounds like he has an esthetic problem with the site, which:

a) cannot be solved via WebCT

b) is rich, considering the fact that I'm not a fucking webpage designer and just kept the page clean and simple, which is as much as the other course homepages in the physics department manage to do

For comparison purposes:

Last semester's site
http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~c171_301/

other sites in the dept.
http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~c171_303/
http://www.pha.jhu.edu/%7Ec171_621/
http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~c171_312/

This is ridiculous. The website's there to fucking keep students up to date on assignments, exams etc., not as fucking eye candy like it's the homepage of a billion dollar corporation.

KrazyHorse@home
02-02-2005, 21:23:37
If he wants it to be fucking pretty he can fucking lay it out himself. I'm not going to waste 20 hours of my time beautifying a site which:

a) is of interest only to the 15 students taking the class

b) they are interested in solely for its content

zmama
02-02-2005, 21:24:21
Just tell him sure and the price you'll charge per hour

Japher
02-02-2005, 21:27:48
just replace the gray background with a picture of Pickachoooo!

miester gandertak
02-02-2005, 21:28:04
did Gary helped you picking out the textstyle?

KrazyHorse@home
02-02-2005, 21:31:27
This is really pissing me off. Most weeks he can't even be bothered to email me the assignment for that week and now he wants me to make "a more appealing web site"

Fuck these tricks.

KrazyHorse@home
02-02-2005, 21:32:16
He also disappears at least twice a semester for a week and has me take over the class for that time and I haven't fucking complained once.

Lurker
02-02-2005, 21:42:55
I don't blame you for being pissed, but that is indeed one ugly web site. :p

KrazyHorse@home
02-02-2005, 21:45:29
Fuck off. worse than these guys?

http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~c173_307/

http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~c173_111/

http://msx4.pha.jhu.edu/frontier.html

:p

Lurker
02-02-2005, 21:53:55
Definitely worse.


By the way, how many nobel prizes "should" Einstein have won?

KrazyHorse@home
02-02-2005, 22:09:37
The guy who made that one is a real douche.

Immortal Wombat
03-02-2005, 00:09:16
Originally posted by miester gandertak
did Gary helped you picking out the textstyle?
The textstyle isn't defined. If it's in Times it's because your browser defaults to Times. :p

Asher
03-02-2005, 03:04:31
Those are some awesome sites, yet they cannot compete with my webpage:

http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~milfordd/

Sir Penguin
03-02-2005, 03:12:37
You must all bow down to the mighty might of the design by my old TA:

http://www.csc.uvic.ca/~nrqm/

Here's one I designed myself just a couple weeks ago:

http://www.csc.uvic.ca/~nrqm/seng321/developer.html

SP

Drekkus
03-02-2005, 09:56:12
I like your first one better, SP. And yes, it's still the best link in this thread.

Funkodrom
03-02-2005, 10:02:15
That partners link is really confusing. Takes you to a different site that looks the same, but you think the links on the left are still going to navigate you back to BBSoftware.

That people tracking thing looks cool though. You fascist! ;)

Sir Penguin
03-02-2005, 21:14:29
It's purely voluntary... until it isn't. :cute:

SP

miester gandertak
03-02-2005, 21:19:53
the pictures made me laugh
you really are a happy little penquin