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analysing the screenshot to see how much of the page is taken up with templates / how much is taken up with ads. And how much real content there then is left
Only a minutely small percentage of people have the ability to be creative
[edited by: Leosghost at 3:08 am (utc) on Jul 13, 2012]
What is not significant is coders deciding that good design can be defined by a bunch of scripts.
@Leosghost being an artist doesn't make one creative.
If you are blessed with creativity then you may be lucky or you may be cursed because real creativity is not something that surfaces only when summoned.
Regarding my comment about its relationship to culture, school teachers catering for multinationals can tell you which ones are least likely to be imaginative.
Otherwise most artists, like any other artisans,
rely on their training, past experience and the work of others.
it takes a trained eye to spot the difference sometimes.
[edited by: Leosghost at 4:49 am (utc) on Jul 13, 2012]
I have a theory that Panda is actually evaluating screenshots of our pages and comparing them on a broad scale.
the sort of metrics you see in Google Analytics
if you don't believe algorithms can decide what sites are good, then do you actually ever use any search engines?
if a Chrome user comes along and sees 20% of the screen taken up with ads, Google might downgrade the site