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May 13, 2000
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Farstar International is probably one of the best examples of bad Wed design ever, but obviously that's not the guy's bag. Apparently his bag is collecting really awesome pictures of galaxies and stars and other such spacey things. The shots aren't big enough for wallpapering, but might be neat source material for designy people. (The link isn't showing up in the preview, but here it is: http://www.cliffr.com/galaxies/banner.htm)
posted by endquote (9 comments total)

 
Well that was weird. I dunno if MF munged that or I did. I previewed something else as a test, and it worked. Oh wellio. Just imagine the post says "Farstar International" at the beginning.
posted by endquote at 11:10 AM on May 13, 2000


It's the worst wed design I think I've ever seen :)
posted by dhoyt at 1:09 PM on May 13, 2000


What's with the "3d images" he has? He has pictures of himself with two magnifying glasses in front of his computer screen. It's like some weird Viewmaster deal.
posted by jbeaumont at 5:15 PM on May 13, 2000


No, this is the worst design you've ever seen. I don't get the 3d thing at all -- they are exactly the same image repeated twice. No 3d effect at all.
posted by sylloge at 6:21 PM on May 13, 2000


Thanks for the link sylloge.. That page crashed my browser. Haha.. talk about bad web design. =P
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 8:12 PM on May 13, 2000


The 3d thing is kinda cool, although I didn't read enough about it to know if his proposed theory is true. Basically, they work like those old Magic Eye posters... you have to relax your eyes, let them go a bit crosseyed, and let the two side-by-side images overlap in your view. The resulting overlapped image appears three dimensional.

Pretty cool if you can do it, but I got a headache after a while.

posted by tirade at 9:54 PM on May 13, 2000


Dammit. I have a lazy left eye, so when I try to do the Magic Eye 3D thing, one image comes in at about a 15 degree angle to the next, which makes it impossible to see this effect.

I can do the thing where I pull my index fingers apart and make a hot dog, though.
posted by dhartung at 10:46 PM on May 13, 2000


I totally freaked the hell out of a little kid with that trick once.
posted by endquote at 11:02 PM on May 13, 2000


I love the 3d theories. Favourite quote: Photons hold the key, as lepton particles.

Um. But photons *aren't* leptons. And 2d images don't store phase information, that's why they're photos not holograms. Pseudoscience makes me laugh.
posted by mattw at 8:14 AM on May 14, 2000


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