August 1, 2002
8:33 AM   Subscribe

The best site on the web just got better. You'll need plenty of time to go through this attractive, useful, and encyclopedic work.
posted by dfowler (22 comments total)
And yes, I know, this is a double post. I posted the original. But the site just finished major reconstruction and added loads of new features, and is my favorite (non-porn) website.

posted by dfowler at 8:38 AM on August 1, 2002

Wow. That's amazing. I could spend weeks at that site. Thank you.
posted by ColdChef at 8:43 AM on August 1, 2002

Super! And the progress report is dated 1 August. I know it reveals superficiality but I just love it when things are these fresh. Cheers, dfowler!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:00 AM on August 1, 2002

Holy cow, the site and its presentation is simply magnificent.
posted by mathowie at 9:14 AM on August 1, 2002

This is amazing. So much information... The measurement tool that is built into the tomb maps is a great idea. Thanks.
posted by clockwork at 9:33 AM on August 1, 2002

This is brilliant. Thanks.
posted by gleuschk at 10:01 AM on August 1, 2002

I agree. Out of all the Ban Mapping Projects out there, this is The Ban Mapping Project of them all. One more question: If you enter a virtual tomb, are you subject to a virtual curse?

Good stuff. This is what the web was made for, and then some.
posted by dhartung at 10:08 AM on August 1, 2002

The site reminded me of Second Story's work and, lo and behold, they indeed produced it. Excellent.
posted by dayvin at 10:25 AM on August 1, 2002

simply incredible. if only the web contained more web sites as well built as this one. a must see. must have taken them ages to build.
posted by physics at 10:36 AM on August 1, 2002

Some people have an odd definition of best. Despite the absolutely significant difference in quality of presentation, sites like Google, CNN, and Yahoo! seem to me to rank higher on any list of best sites.

Content matters!
posted by billsaysthis at 10:42 AM on August 1, 2002

What a masterpiece. Consider the ban mapped. They made great decisions about when to use Flash, and when not to.
posted by D at 10:57 AM on August 1, 2002

Content matters indeed. The site has it in spades.
posted by Brad L. at 10:58 AM on August 1, 2002

This is wonderful, but upon the first visit, I kept wondering why the Egyptians wanted to ban maps...
posted by Marquis at 11:03 AM on August 1, 2002

I have to weigh in with the minority on this one. The Best Site on the Web? Best Site for Egyptologists, perhaps, but as one whose interests range far and wide but somehow not to Ancient Egypt, I'll have to agree with Billsaythis: some people have a funny idea of what the word "best" means.
posted by kozad at 11:31 AM on August 1, 2002

Very very cool.
posted by anathema at 12:31 PM on August 1, 2002

Amazing! I was wondering why I missed it the first time but realized it was before my time here at Mefi. Thank you, dfowler!
posted by vacapinta at 12:54 PM on August 1, 2002

Not just pretty to look at and well implemented, but very well thought out from an information design (in the Tuftean sense) perspective, as well. Must have taken a lot of planning and thought.

Makes me wish for an employer who's prepared to pay for this kind of quality.
posted by normy at 1:04 PM on August 1, 2002

posted by dash_slot- at 6:11 PM on August 1, 2002

Becoming an Egyptologist. 8 years to get a PhD plus 4 to 5 languages including Arabic, German, French etc.. and then if your lucky, you get to dig a hole in the ground and find pottery. Id rather take my chances finding pre-clovis artifacts in my back yard.
posted by stbalbach at 7:39 PM on August 1, 2002

All "best site ever" posts rank right up there with comic book guy's "worst episode ever" nonsense on The Simpsons. In fact, I get a hell of a lot of bullshit spam every day that says "best [blank] ever", so pardon me for being annoyed at your pandering and pimping. The fact that you are proud of your double posting makes me like you even less.

I'll be the judge of it's supposed goodness, thank you very much.
posted by mark13 at 9:56 AM on August 2, 2002

No, I will.

It's grrrrreat!
posted by D at 1:15 PM on August 2, 2002


I realize this thread is probably over, and you'll never read this, but just in case you do, please respond:

You are a douchebag.

How's that for starters? Did you look at the site, kneejerk?
posted by dfowler at 7:46 AM on August 5, 2002

« Older Corporate Welfare and Social Welfare.   |   Log onto an unsecured wireless LAN, go to jail. Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments