There is alas a big business that has buying up MANY other blogging and web hosting sites, and scamming people out of money. The Small Orange incident was unfortunately just one of many.
This is a list of businesses that are owned by the Endurance International Group, plz avoid them at all costs, but if you have the misfortune to have anything hosted by them I strongly recommend alerting your Bank, reporting them, and getting a new Debit and or Credit Card, like many other online scams they will keep charging you if you do not.
‘Revisited a website of one of the ethereal artists I like after a long time, and it’s more of a warning to just register a WordPress or SquareSpace account for one of their yearly deals instead of hiring someone else to make it for them. The auto-play of their music was needless, you had to squint to read the text, the text itself was hard to read against the background. Why in hell anyone would recommend a web designer instead of trying a web builder site first I don’t understand, and you sacrifice a LOT of quality if you have to settle for the cheap ones.
It’s worse than it sounds because they’re an obscure Australian artist with a few too many CD’s out of print.
Do any of these Web Designers writing anti-Website Builder service screeds ever ran a business themselves outside of the Web Design industry or consider the fact most people do not want to pay thousands just so they can run a Blog or Site in order to post pictures of their kids and pets, or that the vast majority of people who use the Internet don’t care about originality in Web Template patterns?
I feel like I’m reading essays by naive startup founders who don’t understand why there isn’t a huge interest in their product and are deciding that it’s their target market that is wrong.
Not like I am against criticism of WordPress, SquareSpace, and so on mind you, but they should be based on fact-like it or not SEO results aren’t as dependent on using original sites as many are framing it, amongst other types of advocacy that is pretty disingenuous if not outright lying.