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.
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.
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.
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.
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Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid.