I know what you mean when you can't define “professional“ and I myself am at a loss as to what makes a site “professional” and one that isn't.
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Your guidelines are good, but I think it has less to do with fixed width boxes and more just liberal use of whitespace and fonts that don't leap out at you. You don't have to necessarily fill the space but it does have to … flow nicely.
Now, out of these three sites
which looks more professional, and why? What about:
--Sean Conner Fri Dec 17 23:53:34 2004
Actually I think the third link is the most professinal...too much whitespace is probably worse than too little, whitespace usually should be used for border for the entire content...something like that.
--Kirk Sat Dec 18 13:59:33 2004
Wow? My blog has a professional design? Wow …
--Sean Conner Sat Dec 18 19:22:29 2004
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--hlnvagyze nmguri Sun Jan 18 04:20:02 2009
I remember senieg this a year ago when attending a sprint training game and it blew my retarded mind. Once I grabbed the cup I figured there was a magnet at the bottom and I'd better not touch it. I went back to my seat and told my brother about it filling up from the bottom and that he needed to fetch the next pair or beers. He comes back later and I see one that has less beer in it and my brother saying I poked the magnet And I love how Miller Lite and Bud Lite commercials talk about great flavor and crisp, clean finishes or something equally fucking dumb. It's watered down piss that people consume in large amounts quickly because it's cheap and inoffensive. Stop trying to pretend otherwise!
--Johana Fri Apr 6 11:36:36 2012
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