Thanks for the advice Elliot.
Justin, your sites look prehistoric and if I ever went to a business site that looked like that I would immediately write them off. It looks like they were designed in 1994 and never updated. For someone with such a strong opinion on webdesign.. not impressive at all.
Funny thing is though that they work.Tippspeedway
6,000 true visitors in first 3 months (not to be confused with hits)
site is actually meant to invoke past times, so once again you prove it works, thank you. Oh, and I've just been asked to do another one similar to it.cattlelattin
Very simple and basic, and deliberately so but by heck he sells his cattle a lot quicker now that he has it. (not my photos of cattle on it BTW)
And perhaps the most successful site in Ireland - donedeal
Not mine I hasten to add, just wish it was. No bells, no whistles, no stars or feedbacks or other gadgetry just honest 'postcard in the window' selling. Ebay gets nowhere close over here.
If you really think that this constant white sterility we see in websites from Flickr to Facebook via just about half the sites that come on stream is little more than lazy design based on fashion rather than function then perhaps you should think again. No, actually, there may be a point in it. LCD screens in my experience tend to be far brighter than CRT's and so can completely wash out any subtleties in shading and colour, so we are left with the lowest common denominator. White, or maybe black. Good old technology, taking us back to the monochrome days eh!
If your site impresses those who you wish to impress then it's working and I'm happy for you. Mine are actually out there doing a job instead.