June 23, 2009
An interesting "discussion" on Twitter at the moment including @cageyjames and @dbouwman - give them a follow if you're on Twitter.
Some of the Dave's highlights:
- "The thing about the sample viewer is that the architecture is good, but ppl are not re-mixing the UI enough..."
- "that's why consultants who roll out vanilla "Sample Viewers" should be publicly ridiculed..."
- "if "Joe GIS" rolls out a Sample Viewer, OK, it's not his job to bring the kung-fu... maybe ESRI should do a skinning contest???"
That is the number one reason I started this blog. I'm so sick of the standard, tired, vendor-created templates getting sometimes national praise, when there are many options out there to spice things up a bit.
I'm on the case - there are many a boring GIS website to be outed...