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Apparently, at some point these last few days, someone took some acid, dropped all the HTML and Actionscript from into a blender and took the mixture and slapped it back onto the electronic internet.
I have so many questions in my head I don’t know where to begin.
It’s almost 2008 – why the 760 pixel width for the main content?
I have a big monitor, so that little search box goes alllllll the way over the right. Have we heard of Fitts’ Law before? Hello?