[thelist] Template Monster

Dan McCullough dmccullough at garnethill.com
Fri Jul 23 08:24:21 CDT 2004

And they are still using this as some negotation tactic.  If my price is
too high, in there opinion, I always here.  "Well I was thinking of
getting <insert kids name here>, whos my cousins, uncles, roommate
step-son to do the site, he said he would do it for a bag of rollos".
Always have to bite my tounge otherwise I would probably use the "you
get what you pay for line".

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Sarah Sweeney
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 8:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [thelist] Template Monster

> Let's face it. The use of templates is the preserve of the bedroom 
> designer.
> In some respects it shouldn't concern web professionals like ourselves

> as these peoples markets are totally different from our own. However 
> template use is just another example of how amateur  "web designers"
> cheapening the business of web design and making it harder on the rest

> of us.

For some reason there are businesses that think it's OK to get your 
neighbour's teenage kid to build your website in FrontPage (for 
example). Would you hire this person to create a TV ad or do other 
marketing and/or sales for you? Not likely. Eventually people have to 
start taking the web more seriously both as a marketing tool and in 
general. Most people recognize crappy ads when they see them on TV, and 
soon they'll start to recognize crappy websites, too :)

Sarah Sweeney
Web Developer & Programmer
Portfolio :: http://sarah.designshift.com
Blog, etc :: http://hardedge.ca
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