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Tanya Merone's one page site

Nick Finck

December 14, 2006 at 5:35 PM

Tanya Merone has accomplished what I once set out to do; design a personal site that is only one page. Her site is a portfolio of the work she has done and she did a very good job with the attention to details in the design and architecture. I sometimes see sites that are thousands of pages deep and wonder why. Simplification of the message and the content should always be a priority in any website.


Laurence Veale

December 15, 2006 at 3:02 PM

Hi Nick, I totally agree with you, the real beauty of it, apart from the stunning visuals is the simplicity of keeping it all on one page. I saw Tanya's website mentioned on a number if "CSS showcase sites". However, there's very little commentary on these sites. I think it's really important to educate people as to why the design works as well as just telling people how beautiful it looks. To this end, I wrote a review of Tanya's site on my blog. If you've time, check it out.

Nick Finck

December 15, 2006 at 3:21 PM

Good review Laurence. We try to make a habit not to critique or review sites in the blog and instead let our readers do the judging themselves... this is why we stick to mentions and links ;)

Walker Hamilton

December 18, 2006 at 10:39 AM

I dunno. I thought it looked beautiful when I saw it. But then I showed it to my girlfriend (totally not a website person) and she thought it looked "like a template". So I guess it might depend on her audience.

Ken Westin

December 18, 2006 at 10:08 PM

I did something similar a few years back now...because I was lazy and didn't want to create multiple pages. This site is all one page , but then I had divs behind each other with JavaScript. It sucks that it relies on JavaScript, but it is a compromise to the scrolling, Tanya's is much better and better planned out than mine.

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