I may be stretching it, but...

Saturday, February 26, 2005 9:12 PM
Who owns Indiana Beach, and who owns Lake Winnie? Their websites are awefully similar:

http://www.lakewinnie.com
http://www.indianabeach.com

.. which is why I ask.

*** Edited 2/27/2005 2:13:11 AM UTC by RamblinWreck***

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Saturday, February 26, 2005 9:45 PM
Actually, the similarity comes not from owns the two parks, but who does their marketing. I'm pretty sure that both parks have contracts with the William H. Robinson company, which designs websites and produces marketing materials for the industry.
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Saturday, February 26, 2005 10:51 PM
It is strange that both parks are the same age.

Hey look, Lake Winnie's getting a Wave swinger. That'll fit nicely.

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Saturday, February 26, 2005 11:34 PM
Wow, those are pretty horrible sites. I've seen better Geocities sites.

Of course, they probably don't want to spend the money with a real development house either, which is why they would never approach me. :)

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:15 AM
Ugh that background they use is hideous on the IB page. I realize that is their mascot, but man what were the thinking. I agree with your statement Jeff about there being better Geocities websites than those two park's websites.

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:27 AM
Phantom Trails is correct...those two parks [and Cliffs in Albuquerque as well] use William H Robinson for PR and web design.

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 3:02 AM
It's hard to believe but up until about a year ago Indiana Beach's site was even worse. This current design while bad is a major improvement over the old one.

Those sites must be a pain for people with dial up (but alot of sites are now).

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 12:11 PM
People still have dial-up? That's like still having a rotary phone! ;)
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 12:46 PM

Jeff said:
Wow, those are pretty horrible sites. I've seen better Geocities sites.

Of course, they probably don't want to spend the money with a real development house either, which is why they would never approach me. :)


Pardon me, but you have to be color blind to find the look of this site pleasing. yours is a useful site, but certainly not pretty.

Lake Winnie's site is useless since none of the links are working, but Inidana Beaches website is not all that bad, it is not horribly ugly and it has useful information. And, it was done professionally, BTW.

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 12:55 PM
Wasn't 2004 the first year that the majority of internet users have high speed?

The few times I'm limited to using dial-up each year (mostly on the road in some lame hotel that doesn't offer high speed) it feels so frustrating that I mostly just check my mail and log off.

It's also funny how the definition of high speed changes. When I got my first cable line in 1999 and got speeds of between 1000 and 1500kbps people thought that was blazing, running at almost T-1 speeds. Now the basic plan cable line with comcast runs at 4000kbps.

56k - tee hee ;)

And yes, those sites reek of geocities style obnoxiousness.

*** Edited 2/27/2005 6:29:50 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:06 PM
^I wouldn't be suprised if that was true, or if Dial Up is still king now.

I think those might be Absolutely Relaible website-of-the-week grade ;)

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:40 PM
There still not as bad as Arby's. ;)
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:46 PM

Cyclonic said:
Pardon me, but you have to be color blind to find the look of this site pleasing. yours is a useful site, but certainly not pretty.
Please... I might not be a designer but there's nothing offensive about the way this site is designed.
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:57 PM
And lucky CBuzz members have the option of changing the colors and layout of this site to however they would like it. ;)
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 2:26 PM
I'm a big fan of the "Cool Blues" - although I have to admit to using "Grape Escape" when I'm feeling especially jaunty. ;)
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 3:07 PM

Jeff said:

Cyclonic said:
Pardon me, but you have to be color blind to find the look of this site pleasing. yours is a useful site, but certainly not pretty.
Please... I might not be a designer but there's nothing offensive about the way this site is designed.

No, there is nothing offensive, it is just ugly. It is the whole "those who live in glass houses..." thing.

*** Edited 2/27/2005 10:06:14 PM UTC by Cyclonic***

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 3:19 PM
It does tend to favor those who prefer reading to cutting and pasting pictures.
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 4:04 PM

Jeff said:
Please... I might not be a designer but there's nothing offensive about the way this site is designed.

Maybe a new leather sofa up in the right hand corner and a couple of floor cushions would help colonic appreciate the site better ;)


-Jimvy!

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 4:32 PM
Funny that's how I have it set up NOW, Jim.....and yes, it IS better this way...:)
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 4:57 PM
Looks good Bill but that shirt just, well, it just clashes ;)


-Jimvy :)

*edit cos i forgot a word lol *** Edited 2/27/2005 10:04:56 PM UTC by invy***

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