Clowning around

http://www.ihateclowns.com/

Why this person has such an aversion to our funniest public performers, I don’t know. The site started as a writing assignment in a college class, and grew to being the meeting point for coulrophobes (clown fearers) everywhere.

This site’s lesson? Don’t sleep or clowns will eat you. But I’m more interested in the site’s other lesson: that a nice, fast-loading design, a clear and interesting message, and word of mouth is what drives a Web site’s success — not flashy tricks and goofy games.

Well, OK, maybe goofy games help — I did play “Clown Invaders” for about 20 minutes.

Got a site to share with me? Email nep@hopstudios.com

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