View Full Version : Templates worth a bit too much

04-05-2007, 08:57 AM
There is a web design site called agentimage.com that sells webpages meant for real estate people.

Being a professional website that sells designs at high prices, you would expect their designers to be very good. However, after examining the website using a Mozilla browser, the mouseover links are messed up. I haven't tried viewing the webpage using other browser, but seeing that they have such a mistake on a common browser shows that they probably made their websites specifically for IE. Feel free to visit the website using other browsers and posting their mistakes. The website structure is made using table tags, showing that their designers are not up to date on the div tags.

But what really hits the spot is that these designers have sold webpages with almost the same structure for a lot of money (almost a grand from their quotes).
Take the case of one of their sold webpages, alanshafran.com
This webpage has the same mouseover mistake in mozilla browsers, and makes the webpage innaccessible.

Despite producing well-developed sites with great graphics, gradients, and flash pieces, it is horrible to see that the customers are paying a lot of money to receive webpages that are inconsistent with modern browsers. i don't want to sound arrogant, but if I dedicate myself to building a site like that I could probably do the same job in less than a month, one that is well-developed and has been written to be compatible with many browsers. It is a smack in the face to hear that these customers a paying more than a grand to faulty designers.

04-05-2007, 09:08 AM
But that's life and people are lazy.
How so?
If a client would research the work and shop around on price, that would be a start. Being an informed consumer was the trend after the Caveat Emptor period of the 1940's. Nowadays, everyone wants a quick-fix and lazy way out.

But I am sure if you can answer your own question about how they 'get away with it' (my paraphrase), then you can also answer the following:
-When lotteries hit record payouts, why do more people purchase more tickets?
(as if they would turn down a $2million windfall???)
-Why would anyone have bought a Yugo45 (fiat)?
-Why do people forward email crap/scams/schemes without checking Snopes first?
-why would ANYONE use/buy MS Vista?