August 19, 2005
Even though we are all Web nerds here at The Hot Crew, whenever a new skate magazine arrives we still fight over who gets to read it first. So we decided to take look at the magazines’ Web presence. It’s just a very simple technical test. We did not look into design, usability or content. Maybe we will do that next time.
|Kingpin||194KB||12s||HTML 4.01 Transitional||Yes||Almost||Yes||No|
|The Skateboard Mag||128KB||8s||XHTML 1.0 Strict||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Thrasher||866KB||53s||HTML 4.01 Transitional||Some||No||No (+iframes)||RSS2|
|Slap||159KB||10s||No Doctype||Some||No||No (+iframes)||RSS1|
Note: Size and Time check was done with Web Page Analyzer.
Absolute worst: Skateboarder, it managed to crash our browser!
The clear winner is The Skateboard Mag. It has a few validation errors, but those should be very easy to fix. And if it also had an RSS feed, it would be the best site everrr. Come on John, get to it!