As we began the process of creating the site, we tried to keep the
following things in mind:
- The data should be as comprehensive as
possible. If the site is going to be unique, it should contain as
much data as possible.
- The site should be
well-organized. Have you ever visited a web site hoping to find
what you thought was a simple piece of information and wasted a lot of
time trying to locate it? We hope that never happens to you here.
- The site should be fast.
Most of the pages are static, so you don't have to wait for information to
be pulled from a database before viewing a page.
- Links, links, links.
Visiting the Ohio State Buckeyes
school index may lead to a question about the 2002 National Championship
team, or a question about head coach Jim Tressel, or a question
about starting quarterback Craig Krenzel. All it takes
(hopefully) is one or two clicks to find the answer to your question.
- The HTML and CSS used to
create the site should adhere to the standards set forth by the W3C. Have you ever visited a page
that doesn't render properly in your browser? The most likely reason for
this is invalid code. We find it especially irritating when a page only
renders properly when viewed in Internet Explorer.
- The site should be fun.
We had a good time putting this site together (yes, we like writing code)
and we hope you have a good time when you visit. If you come here looking
for the schedule of the 2005 Texas Longhorns,
there is a good chance you will end up on a page that has nothing to do
with your original query.
-- Justin Kubatko