In more cases than not, I find a lot of the MySpace profiles to be turn offs. Why?!?!?
Some of the backgrounds overpower the words. When the background picture is the same color, or close to it, as the words, YOU CANNOT READ IT. The background is not suppose to take center stage. That is why it's called "back"ground.
Too many pictures of different sizes. In my eyes, it makes the page messy. In fact, it looks like my house which is a total mess *LOL* My roommate sister said it's turned into a warehouse and my other sister has asked for invites to come over to "shop". Plus, the refrigerator is still blocking one of the entrances to the kitchen (different story). No company has been over in quite some time.
I especially hate it when I have to scroll horizontally back and forth to look at a page. Not everyone has the latest monitor that is extra wide. There are still lots of people out there with good old monitors. On one of the BBS that I hang at, the horizontal scrolling to read a post has coined the phase of doing the "cha-cha" which belongs on a dance floor and not a web page. What a turn off!
Do you think everyone has a high speed connection to MySpace.com? Sorry to burst that bubble, too. There are still many pockets around the world that is using dial up. What do I mean by dial up? You connect your computer to the internet using a modem and a telephone. The highest transfer rate of information between your computer and the internet is 56 kilobits (56,000) per second. While cable modems or DSL or broadband or T1 lines have data transfer rates of 10+ megabits (10,000,000) per second. Dial up also happens to be one of the cheapest way of connecting to the internet as some are still watching their pennies.
So if you got lots of pictures, guess what. Your page may be bypassed because it takes too long for it to load -- especially if all you have are pictures to promote yourself.
If you are going to write, prove that you passed elementary school. You know, where they taught you how to write a sentence and use punctuation. I only excuse the people who write poetry because that totally breaks the writing rules.
No, I'm not a web page coder. I'm just a critic :)
Oh, one more thing. To the females out there, if you don't want to be treated like a piece of meat, but with respect (per Ms. Anita Franklin) like a lady who happens to have a great bod and a mind, too, put some nice clothes on. Why show everything you've got?