How blatant?

Check the copy on for possibly the most blatantly shameless sales pitch ever!

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dead fly

Now, I’m not sure what a design based on a dead fly (dying fly, actually, but I digress…) says about the site, but there you have it: CSS v.8. This is based 100% on the standard WordPress index.php, so upgrading should be painless.


I’d really like to be able to report, when asked about the state of the web market out here in Spain, that it’s got a clue. But I can’t, because it hasn’t.

The norm is for fixed content in fixed width, fixed height, fixed table layouts with fixed fonts, fixed firmly in the past. To give you some idea, I just came across this requirement in a job ad for a web developer: “Realización de la conversión de resolución 1024×768 a 800×600.” They’re looking for someone to *convert* their site to 800×600. Needless to say, this is an IE-only experience (at 800 x 600 Hz, according to the site…). This is par for the course.

Of course, this goes on everywhere, but here, I hate to confirm, it’s now what I expect to find. Obviously there *are* people doing good work, but it’s difficult to sell to a market that neither wants good work or even knows what it is. And that’s the problem – there will be no development of the local market if there’s no need to do good work, and there *certainly* won’t be much chance of gaining overseas clients. (Well, maybe there will once this market gets so depressed that Indian outsourcing companies start outsourcing here.)

(Slight) relaunch

I’ve moved the site over to a WordPress system, which so far has impressed me quite a bit. Not only is the system seemingly pretty robust and semantically-orientated, but the editing/admin system is just plain nice. I say (slight) relaunch, as the style really hasn’t changed much – that’s next on the list…