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I visited Tomaž Humar's page yesterday for the first time in years. Since his insane climb is approaching I'll probably be visiting it regularly in next days. The page looks really nice and fresh.

Since the site is all about news about Tomaž and his team, a blog-like news section is the heart of it. But wait - there is no feed! This is ideal example where syndication feed makes a lot of sense. A user that would subscribe would be instantly notified of any new happenings but without feed I have to visit page every couple of hours in order to see if there is anything new. And there are no ads so there are no rewards for the authors if I visit the page more often. Just hits in their stats, so they will be able to brag afterwards on TV.

Man, that's so 20th century! Adding a feed would take a semi-experienced web "programmer" 20 minutes max. And it's not like there is a new revolutionary technology in web development world every week. But, guys, when it appears, learn about and use it. How hard can it be?

BTW: Wikipedia knows nothing about Tomaž. I bet there are hundreds climbing loving computer and English literate people in Slovenia - but none to write about Tomaž?

[Update #1, 10 minutes later] Slovenian Wikipedia does find couple of pages about Tomaž!

[Update #2, Sunday evening] We'll my critique somehow got to the author(s?) of the page, but they didn't take it very well. Even an insult flew my way. But it looks my idea wasn't all that bad, since they already added RSS feed. Way to go! Subscribed.

Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2005 11:43 AM | Filed under: Internet |

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# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/10/2005 1:53 PM Jernej
Avtorji opozorjeni, stvar se ureja ;)

# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/10/2005 9:34 PM Marko Cuk
Well, smartass, ce bi prebral web, z ali brez RSS, bi videl, da je stran se v delu in da pac na vse ni moc misliti.

RSS dodan, ceprav je bil v planu kaksen dan ali dva kasneje.

# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/10/2005 10:57 PM David
Hey, Marko. I was trying to be contructive, there is no need for bad words at all.

# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/10/2005 10:58 PM David
Jernej: Thanks for your help. It worked!

# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/11/2005 4:45 PM Marko
[quote]Well, smartass, ce bi prebral web, z ali brez RSS, bi videl, da je stran se v delu in da pac na vse ni moc misliti.[/quote]
lol, samo v Sloveniji, samo v Sloveniji.

# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/11/2005 4:51 PM Mare
Sicer sem notoričen cepec glede UI, ampak: zakaj zaboga ni nikjer nekega gumba "subscribe", "rss" ali česa takega?
Edini način, da sem se naročil so bili umazani triki v FF oz. Sharpreaderju.



# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/11/2005 5:08 PM Mare
david & smartassness: ni samo v Sloveniji. Ampak gre bolj za "jaz imam svoj mali vrtiček in je SIGURNO najboljši".

Potem, ko Humar že 1 teden dela samomor, reči, da je stran v izdelavi, je pa neresno

# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/11/2005 8:22 PM Bostjan Tursic
<i>Potem, ko Humar že 1 teden dela samomor, reči, da je stran v izdelavi, je pa neresno </i>

To vse pove o tvojem odnosu do strani in vsebine.
FF sam lepo prepozna rss, ce tebi ne dela ok, je to tvoj problem, ne nas.
Nekako praksa je tudi, da se avtorje o pomankljivostih, pripombah obvesti in ne tako kot vi..
Vsako pripombo bomo vzeli dobro namerno..


# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/11/2005 10:57 PM David
Ja, a ni tole način obevščanja? Delam si utvaro, da je moj blog precej bran. In ker me je zanimalo, če pride do vas, sem počakal dva dni, potem bi vam poslal mail "poglejte na moj blog, kako predlagam, da izboljšate stran". In je prišlo prej do vas, torej deluje!

Če v mojem postu najdeš karkoli drugega kot konstruktivno kritiko, dam za pivo. Ker to res ni bil moj namen.

Kar pa Mare pravi o feedu je to, da bi lahko zadevo še izboljšali - tako, da date nekam eno "xml" ikonco z linkom na feed, kot je to v navadi. FF najde link, ampak ne uporabljajo vsi FF. Baje samo ene 10% surfarjev.

# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/11/2005 11:32 PM Bostjan Tursic
Tudi xml ikonca pride in se marsikaj. :)


# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/12/2005 1:14 AM David
No, potem pa bomo pa prav vsi zadovoljni! :)

# re: Some web designers still don't get it 7/12/2005 8:15 AM Mare
>> <i>Potem, ko Humar že 1 teden dela samomor, reči, da je
> > stran v izdelavi, je pa neresno </i>
> To vse pove o tvojem odnosu do strani in vsebine.

Ja? Od kje ti pa ta? A mogoče Humar že ni en teden tam?

> FF sam lepo prepozna rss, ce tebi ne dela ok, je to tvoj problem,
> ne nas.

No, potem se pa čudim tvojim stavkom. "ne dela vam softver? vaš problem, na naši mašini dela". Great thinking!

> Nekako praksa je tudi, da se avtorje o pomankljivostih,
> pripombah obvesti in ne tako kot vi..

Kaj pa je blog drugega kot obveščanje? Aja, vi tega še niste jemali.

> Vsako pripombo bomo vzeli dobro namerno..

Starting when?



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