Posted by:on September 8th, 2007
Ralph Lloyd-Davis has a blog called Skateboarding Now and Then that is an amusing exercise in pointing out some of the differences in skateboard business and culture over the years. Typically it’s two images, a “now” and a “then” with a title. In the case above, the post is titled “Happy Couples” with Rob Dyrdek as the common element. The “thens” are usually from the 80’s or 90’s. Sometimes it’s just one image and a link to a video on YouTube or another feature on a different site. The format of Skateboarding Now and Then leaves a little to be desired. For instance, when external videos or pages are used as they should be embedded or screen captured instead of just linked. Jumping out of the web page to see the punchline of the joke kind of ruins the flow. The posts aren’t updated very frequently, but maybe a little extra web traffic will help stoke Ralph to kick it up a notch. He’s got a good thing going and I’d like to see it fleshed out a little more. I’m not sure what else Ralph Lloyd-Davis has going on, but his name does turn up as an author on the UK skateboarding site Cross in the Crossfire. Ralph, if you are reading, Now and Then would be a good feature here on Skate and Annoy. Think of all the glory… Check out Skateboarding Now and Then.
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