Archive for January 15th, 2007


I don’t claim to be an expert in website design, but I know horrible design (or lack thereof) when I see it. Usually it doesn’t bother me, but when it can pass for a weapon designed to make people go blind, it really does annoy me.

This site ( fits the secret weapon category of design. (Follow the link at your own risk).

Here is an example of the design which, for some inexplicable reason, is all too common on many blogs.
Horrible Web Design
Thankfully it doesn’t have quite the same nauseating effect in a small picture like that…much worse at full screen! Also the JPEG compression has eased the effect.

Now please excuse me while I see about getting my eyes replaced.


3 comments January 15th, 2007 at 03:24pm

Welcome back John

Welcome back John, it's good to have you back, I hope you had a good break and enjoyed your honeymoon.

While you were away I had a dream that you joined 3AW's AFL commentary team and sent your co-commentator into hysterics because you didn't seem to know what was going on, and instead chatted to Sue Dodd about fish. Rex Hunt then made sure that you went back to Sydney for your afternoon show. I can only hope that my dream doesn't even remotely resemble your holiday!

I'm looking forward to another great year of Afternoons with John Stanley, so welcome back and best of luck for 2007!

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

January 15th, 2007 at 07:00am

John Stanley is back (among others)

2UE’s voice of reason is returning today, and so is their reasonable timetable.

Midnight-5:30am: New Day Australia (with whoever happens to turn up)
5:30am-9am: Breakfast with Mike and Fitz
9am-Midday: Tim Webster (filling in for John Laws who will be back in a few weeks)
Midday-12:12pm: Midday News
12:12pm-3pm: Afternoons with John Stanley
3pm-6pm: Drive with Steve Price
6pm-8pm: Sports Today (seemingly random hosts)
8pm-Midnight: Nights with (Wheeler/Bocking/Someone else???)

I think I’ll send John Stanley an email about the dream I had where he was an AFL commentator.

It is also worth mentioning that 2CC’s breakfast host Mike Jeffreys will no longer have to tell us each day that he is there until 10am due to summer programming, and 2CC’s drive host Mike Welsh returns from holidays today (as long as he doesn’t feel like having a “2UE pointless change” moment).


2 comments January 15th, 2007 at 06:55am

The Mufti

Good morning Mike,

Perhaps if Sheik Al Hilali stopped speaking, we wouldn't keep "misunderstanding" him. A permanent vow of silence on his behalf would probably do us all a lot of good.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

9 comments January 15th, 2007 at 06:30am


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