A spec for a really impressive new website service.
October 10, 2000 11:03 AM   Subscribe

A spec for a really impressive new website service. I especially liked the design comments on the Flash intro; I think you will to.
posted by baylink (8 comments total)
From the top of the page - just in case someone thinks this is real. "This is a sample technical specification, a part of Joel on Software, a site about software management. It is intended for educational purposes, not to refer to a real product, in case you didn't notice by how stupid the whole thing was"

Why is there no CSS/HTML/punctuation to denote sarcasm/irony?
posted by kokogiak at 12:00 PM on October 10, 2000


except shouldn't it include streaming video of an actual time-piece? a nice clock or something?

posted by th3ph17 at 12:00 PM on October 10, 2000

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posted by highindustrial at 12:34 PM on October 10, 2000

highind, c'mon man, there's room in this business for a best of breed to e-services firm with the thing and business and hording investor money for the stuff and the little clock in my taskbar.

there's eight million streaming movie sites, there's room for a coupla clocks! after development the stupid clock pays for itself with advertising! who do i give my mattress full of unmarked non-sequential twenties to?!?
posted by capt.crackpipe at 1:01 PM on October 10, 2000

So, this time calculation engine ... is it going to be licensed?
posted by dhartung at 2:42 PM on October 10, 2000

The series on writing software specifications that this spec is from is also worth a read.

posted by dws at 4:54 PM on October 10, 2000

highind, thanks for the link but I was not impressed. Where was the multimedia splash screen?

posted by Brilliantcrank at 8:43 PM on October 10, 2000

My thought on HighInd's link was that it was the best link text I think I've ever seen.

Glad you all liked this one; Joel *does* have some really good stuff to say, though, like all designers, I don't agree slavishly with *all* his opinions.
posted by baylink at 11:48 AM on October 11, 2000

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