Friday, March 13, 2009

Jill/Julia: Site Design Update

Here's our favorite Long Island University graduate's mission statement on yet another site design. A commenter notices, however, that only Jackles's site has been altered; her handmaidens remain crap-tastic. However, 2.0 is hardly an improvement. It still looks like shit but with bigger pictures.

The best part of this post is the bogus excuse for shutting down Question of the Day and Advice Box. Last time I looked someone named Spartacus was flaming them every day. And a recent QOD asked: "What word best describes you?" Someone wrote: "Ineffable." Bwahaha!


NonSociety 2.0: A quick note about the site design

Oh, site design, the bane of my existence for the past three months. We’ve taken your suggestions on NonSociety 1.5 into account for NonSociety 2.0, which will go live sometime today:

  1. Much bigger photos & videos (we hated the small ones, too!)
  2. No more jumps! Or, not very frequently. Remember, you can still click on the little paperclip to get the permalink (and see the post in the lightbox, which we’re also pretty iffy on, but we have to keep for the time being).
  3. No more div (in other words, no more the horizontal scroll bar in the middle of the page, separating the Lifecast from the top tabs, and the bottom google ads, Question of the Day and Advice Box), which made it hard to scroll on the iPhone (you had to use two fingers, now you’ll only have to use one, which is an 100% Finger Savings), and necessitated jumps after two sentences (annoying - for you AND for us).
  4. X-nay on the Google-ads-underneath-ay (they’ll now come in the Lifecast panel, but at the end).
  5. And (gulp), we’re putting Question of the Day & Advice Box on indefinite hiatus. Yes, yes, I know it’s devastating. Honestly, I loved the concept of these two spaces - but none of us felt that we had enough time to spend focusing on them. I think the community needs a forum, but I don’t think it’s that, at least right now. It’s my goal to get something up within the next two months, but what form it takes, I still can’t say. Any suggestions are welcome!

31 comments:

  1. I really think that they should be versioning this thing backwards due to its craptastic nature and the effects of entropy. By my count, we are at NonSociety -8.1 or so.

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  2. Jackles alert. Spotted, confirmed, she looks like a wax figure. Will try and have footage tomorrow.

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  3. ah Meghan forgot to mak ea backup of laptop hd..and it went pooofy

    She is not a tech person..

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  4. Don't worry, Jill, we have forum. It's called RBNS.

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  5. None of these girls are tech people, and it seems whoever they pay to develop their website isn't either. The team may be indefatigable, but they don't know shit about usability or interface design.

    Also, these girls continually experience tech problems because it is obvious they treat there possessions like shit. I guess it is difficult to value something that you didn't pay for (no, buying it with the credit card your parents gave you doesn't mean you bought it).

    Also, if you look at the picture Meghan took of her busted laptop, you can clearly see that she is on a private jet. Did her Daddy fly the girls out to SXSW?

    These girls are spoiled rich bitches with 0 talent, 0 knowledge, and 0 business skills. Without money from Daddy they would all be out on the street sucking dick for dollars.

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  6. But Macs never crash! That's the first rule of being a "techie" oops I mean "geekette" no?

    Step 1: Buy macbook and iPhone
    Step 2: ????????
    Step 3: Profit

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  7. At the end of the day, Meghan's HD failure is just another excuse for them to go to a huge conference, not post anything, state that they will post everything later, and then never ever mention it again.

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  8. I'm all for them being silent during SXSW. Maybe then I can believe they aren't really here.

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  9. Jaysus Jill-ba ... you don't even know how pig latin works? So I'm thinking your comment that a good pick-up line for you would be something about Ruby on Rails (or whatever the hell you said and had no idea what you were talking about either ... Paul? you there?) Anyway dumb ass: it's ix-nay (i.e., pig latin for "nix").

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  10. les-Jack is pig Latin for Jackles

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  11. Bicurious Party HatMarch 13, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    If ever I expected Juliu to be familiar with a language, it would be pig latin. Good god, woman, X-nay?

    Ucking-fay oron-may.

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  12. So go get a new computer at the Apple store in Austin and write it off as a business expense and STFU, ladies.

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  13. A decrease of 2 fingers for scrolling to 1 finger for scrolling is a 50% "Finger Savings", not 100%.

    An increase from 1 to 2 is a 100% "Finger Increase".

    Maybe she should spend some time learning 6th grade math and less time professionally writing (read: "raping the English language by coming up with phrases like "Finger Savings").

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  14. Math, it's the key to fingering Julia.

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  15. Has everyone seen the bonus outtakes of the latest TMI episode? Apparently there's a guy Julia didn't get to the 11th date with who she's planning on tracking down and...well, yeah, TMI indeed.

    And dear God Julia's page looks even worse in Safari than it did before the redesign. All the borders for the pictures and videos are completely out of line, all the posts are overlapping each other and there's just a load of dead space at the bottom. I don't know what she's talking about with the "no more div" shenanigans, because you still have to manually click and scroll down to see the bottom of posts.

    It's so clearly all designed as a stupid way of getting more click-throughs because you have to click on the post and navigate once you're in the lightbox-lite to get any kind of reasonable experience.

    As it stands right now, Julia's page looks the worst of the three.

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  16. Hey Paul, I mean scary mary how is the IM chats with Jules going?

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  17. JA seems to have a habit of registering as a representative of TONY and then promoting and acting as if she's there as a rep of NS.

    "It seems kind of like a bad idea on the part of #SXSW to list Julia Allison's phone # in the "Registrants by company" under Time Out NY."

    about 4 hours ago from timhwang

    http://twitter.com/timhwang/statuses/1323243568

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  18. a new baugher! yay!

    http://baugher.tumblr.com/

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  19. "And (gulp), we’re putting Question of the Day & Advice Box on indefinite hiatus. Yes, yes, I know it’s devastating. Honestly, I loved the concept of these two spaces - but none of us felt that we had enough time to spend focusing on them."

    which....really means, since they switched over to moderated comments no one's answering their stupid QOTD anymore. and who is she trying to fool? they forgot about advice box loooooong ago

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  20. Haha! At least they figured out that the interactive element of their business was it's Achilles Heel. After all, everyone kind of hates Jill of Long Island U and Her Trio of Distortion.

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  21. Wow! Scamming passes as a representative of Time Out New York, and using your press pass for your personal website. Everyone, I look forward to flipping through a TONY next week and seeing Julia Allison Baugher's full coverage of this event.

    I'm sure her editors would be VERY surprised to know that their once-a-month dating columnist is covering SXSW for them.

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  22. Loren Feldman, I await your Toolia at SXSW updates with baited breath. Can't wait to hear what gauche attention seeking hijinks the waxen wonder gets up to.

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  23. On the new TMI- which is just more outtakes,

    Jill talks an unnamed Kevin Rose....again.

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  24. bunnybingo

    it's "bated" breath

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  25. And now jill's lifecast has the scrollbar back.

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  26. Loren Feldman is currently within spitting distance of Meghannaise. No Juliu in sight.

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  27. This site has officially turned into something just as bad or worse than NS.

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  28. @ 10:27- why? Huh... I think you are in the minority.

    RBNS is the best!

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