AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 2/01/2005 10:45:00 AM ----- BODY: BDN Website - This isn't a rant against the writers or editors of the Bangor Daily, really. Just against their webmaster. Why on earth, when HTML is easy to learn and there are programs that just do it for you, do stories on the website look like this:
This issue came to a head in the 1990s when concerns were raised that too much water was being taken out of some streams by farmers in Aroostook County. One stream was left so shallow that many fish died. To remedy the situation both the Department of Agriculture and the state's natural resource agencies came up with water withdrawal standards.
Is the webmaster a frustrated poet, or is the BDN's web presence simply a cut and paste affair? To be sure, some parts of the site are outstanding - the classifieds and special sections are well-done. Similar consideration should be given to the news content. --------