Findory Blogory, like Google News Alerts but for blogs

03 September 2004   1 comment   Web development

http://www.findory.com/cgi-bin/blogory.cgi

Mind That Age!

This blog post is 13 years old! Most likely, its content is outdated. Especially if it's technical.

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Findory Blogory is an index of weblogs categories much like Google does with Google News is an index of news. I must admit that I like it. I like it a lot.

The absurd thing is that they're free-riding on an existing layout so that users can skip over the getting-familiar-with-new-interface-stage. As long as the content is different I see no ethical errs in copying the layout like this. In fact I think it can only enhance the user experience. I have done it too, I copied the only menu nav that Google used in my IssueTrackerProduct design as seen in these old screenshots.

But I only think it works if the content is important and not the "brand experience". Now, if I could only find that site that lists web design copycats that I've once seen.

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Christopher Lozinski
Well I found this page when doing a search for blogory. Peterbe, I recognize you. Lots of good content on your blog. I invite you to link to your blog postings from blogory.org/python.
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