E t h i c s & t h e I n t e r n e t
Why the different location?
I have this page as an alternative to the recommended
location for such pages on campus community's webiste.
I chose to use this website and web style rather than campus community's
for a couple reasons.
Consistent style. I can model these pages after my own sense of
style, rather than conforming to how campus community decides to do
Control. I am a control freak. I also like to know that I
have complete and total control on the specific content of my pages, the
ability to change it at will, etc.
Speed. I found the campus community's website to be a very
tiny bit slow. I tend to make small changes and want to see the change
in place... this sort of behavior tends to amplify the annoyance of
waiting an extra second or two.
Simplicity. Call me a nut job, but I hate it when a page is
so deeply embedded with tables and complex orientation that it takes a
couple seconds to render within a browser. I actually timed this page, and
it took three seconds for netscape to sort it out-- not to mention
Personal stubbornness. I know how to write html by hand, and
most anything I write that goes online was edited in pico (a rudimentary
text editor). I'm sure the campus community's web-page creating system
is quite nice, and allows for a lot of versatility, but that's something
more that I would need to learn that I'm not too interested in. I'm a
power user in web design, and the way I know it works just fine for me.
Etc. There's probably a few more things that made me go this
route, but either I'm too embarrassed by the foolishness of the reason,
or I'm too blind to notice it...
I figure, the content is still here, and it'll still be available as
easily and readily as before...