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  1. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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  2. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Maybe you could redesign them while you are NOT posting on ridemonkey. :D
     
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    OrthoPT Monkey

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    Just curious, but what does a web page need to have in order to make your day?
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    He has no idea. He's a Bono song away from really knowing. :think:
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I'm just the intern who was instructed to post hate and negativity while my boss takes a sabbatical.
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Make sure you get a Shout stick for those accidents. :poster_oops:
     
  7. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Nice design, great photography, ease of use, and a kick ass bike builder that can help me justify paying premium prices.

    http://www.santacruzbikes.com/bullit/index.php?builder=1
     
  8. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I dunno. Seeing how Loco sucks and all, maybe we should all take heed.
     
  9. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Oh ****, MMike got all the funny in the family!


    :D
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I own web design.
     
  12. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I have to agree, the White Industries website isn't very good.....maybe its just the colors :disgust:
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    of course you get the bike months late

    You need to be very careful, it's likely Transcend is going to hunt you down and kill you.
     
  14. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    It looks like one those spammy websites that come up in google or when you mistype a URL:clapping:
     
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    I found the SC site to be a flashy pain in the ass when trying to find information. Try to find, say, BB size for the Heckler.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    I think most bike sites can't find the balance between having to sell lifestyle and stating facts about the products. To me it seems like most of the time its the lifestyle that wins and information and site usability gets lost in funky design and navigation.

    I acutally think Kona has done a great job over the years with their web design. Not super flashy but they still squeeze a good amount of lifestyle into the site, its easy to navigate and find fact about the bike. Except for real weight which seems like an impossible fact for bike companies to find for some reason.
     
  17. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

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    :confused:

    4 clicks including one wrong turn.
     
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    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Azonic has had that same ugly website for years now...the White industries site could be a million times better if someone would just put a little CSS to the page.
     
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    OK, I found it again in the wilderness of silly-assed floating menus. The site is an abomination.
     
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    Streamline Spammer Extraordinaire

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    What is good web design, all around good design, this is my opinion so don't pay it much mind.

    We as a society are a very visually oriented culture. You have to have the latest bling, that outfit is hot, must have the perfect body.
    So going on that thought process a website must be very aesthetically pleasing.
    But on another note we are the "now" generation. We want our information pretty much served to us and we want it fast and even that isn't fast enough. So on top of the aesthetically pleasing rule add in a good dose of usability, legibility, and speed of proper information presentation.

    So a truly good website is one that is pretty and logical. Easy - short answer.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    SB wants more sss-thizzle!



    Azonic's site is brought to you by the designers of Craigslist.
     
  24. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Who ever designed that site either hates their employer or the intended viewer.

    Awful navigation.
     
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    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    You hate everything.

    You're a Grumpy Old Man.
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Reason why bike sites suck:

    (Product Manager / UI designer) - "Lemme see...I can make $######k in the tech/ad/media industry or jack **** in the bike industry....hmmm"

    *edit - I should say most sites, there's usually exceptions in life"
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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  30. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Not a site issue, but a company issue. I price smashed a set of bars at Cambria, prefering to deal with a company I have knowledge of and a good track record with. It goes through, and through my bank, and three days later I get a snotty email from some prick there shooting it down. WTF?
    They had better refund my $$ quickly, and I will think twice before ever dealing with them again...
     
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    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    I've had nothing but good luck with Cambria.
    Lately, I've been hearing more and more stories like this though...makes me think twice about ever ordering from them again.

    Hope they resolve it for you!
     
  32. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Front Range, dude...
    My panties are mostly in a twist because of the 72 hours it took them to reject it after it had been approved AND charges were made on my acct.
    I have had great luck with them too in the past.

    Edit- I tried to price match the same item from Speedgoat...some of their answers-

    - We just didn't like the cut of your jib (we're kidding on this one, but
    we always wanted to use 'cut of your jib' in an automatic email).

    - The price is simply too low. Yeah, it happens occasionally. Our
    recommendation? Snap it up before they go out of business.

    Classic. Although they shot it down, the humour and straight forwardness of the reply gets me to return...