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New look at SheldonBrown.com(14 posts)

New look at SheldonBrown.comKEN2
May 11, 2003 1:47 PM
Anybody peeked at Sheldon Brown at www.sheldonbrown.com lately? Sheldon has a very updated 'do!
Sheldon is going for the aero look. Looking good....nmDave Hickey
May 11, 2003 1:56 PM
great content horrible design...Frith
May 11, 2003 2:01 PM
I'm not sure what I'm missing but it doesn't look any different to me.
As a cycling entusiast I find his site to be an invaluable resource, but as a web developer it makes me cringe.
I also notice that he offers his services to others. If they are anything like his my only advice would be to stick to bikes.
Looking at the wrong placemickey-mac
May 11, 2003 2:04 PM
It's Sheldon's look, not his site's look, that has changed.
ah...understood. I'm no fashion cop...Frith
May 12, 2003 1:53 AM
so I can't comment on THAT new look.
Funny that I associate the name Sheldon Brown more readily with a website than a human being.
He's a bit of a throwbackfiltersweep
May 12, 2003 5:46 AM
Obviously he's never heard of broadband if he thinks graphics slow things down.

Sheldon is a bit of a throwback... I'd expect no less than circa-1994 HTML ;)
great content great design...dotkaye
May 12, 2003 9:38 AM
for those of us on dialup (about 80% of the world), his design is wonderful. When I arrive at a site that wants to download great steaming lumps of graphics and/or Flash content, I simply leave. Doubtless graphic designers and the like don't care for simple text, but it does communicate more information faster than anything else. A picture is worth a thousand words, but only occasionally.
have to disagree on the "great design" commentlaffeaux
May 12, 2003 10:13 AM
Although the site has incredible content, the design is poor (regardless if you have broadband or dial-up). You can have a well designed site with minimal graphics. Sheldon's site is nearly impossible to navigate, and if it weren't for the "search" feature I'm not sure I'd ever find anything. A good information architecture and clear navigation structure do not require high bandwidth, and the site has neither. Fortunately the wealth of content makes up for the lack of structure.
HOLY $HITAKE MUSHROOMS BATMAN!!!Akirasho
May 11, 2003 2:03 PM
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/eagle.html

... I think I've been traumatized!

Be the bike.
HOLY $HITAKE MUSHROOMS BATMAN!!!mickey-mac
May 11, 2003 2:06 PM
It looks like he's wearing a jail orange jumpsuit, which would work well with the new 'doo. ;-)
jesus, he looks about 30 years younger. (nm)rufus
May 11, 2003 3:58 PM
my wife and children had never seen my chin before!....Bruno S
May 11, 2003 8:56 PM
that is weird. First time he shaves since 1968. I wonder when was the last time he brushed his teeth :-)
Good to see another one join the brotherhood ...PEDDLEFOOT
May 12, 2003 9:57 AM
I've had mine shaved 7 years and never going back.Everyone should try it.It's great!
Do you mean the Aryan brotherhood?bicyclerepairman
May 12, 2003 12:06 PM