Jupe has had a web presence in the anime community for almost five years
now. She has been a website developer for 7 years and has been a graphic artist/graphic
designer for 11 years. For a short time, she reviewed Sailormoon webpages under a popular
(but now extinct) WPR. Currently, she maintains a handful of high traffic and recognizable
websites: she updates animewallpapers.com and is the founder of ayanami.nu and
fayevalentine.net. Her favourite anime at the moment is Noir, but she has a love for many
other series such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Mononoke Hime, and many others.
If you so happen to be at an anime convention that she is at, chances are she will be
running a website design and graphic advice panel. Stop by and say hi sometime!
The Small Lady
The Small Lady has been an anime fan for several years. Although her first anime love is
Sailormoon, she enjoys other shoujo anime such as Fushigi Yuugi. Other favorites include
Ranma, Marmalade Boy and Record of Lodoss War. When it comes to reviewing websites, she
places a higher value on accurate and good-quality information than on eye-candy: after
all, what's the point of a site looking good if you can't trust what you read on it? Her
biggest pet peeve is arrogant webmasters, since she usually finds that the bigger the ego,
the worse their site is. Other things she dislikes are sites that direct-link, plagarize,
are full of broken links, and take longer to load than it does for her to make a cup of
tea. Having retired from reviewing in spring 2001, the Small Lady now focuses on assisting
at The Help Desk and managing a small homebrewing company for retired website reviewers.
She lives under a rock in PallaPalla's garden with her cat Holstein.
Mara K. is to anime websites as Black Flag is to punk
rock. Perhaps you remember her old website,
Pluto Planet Power,
as recipient of a couple of awards from this
very website! Having been more-or-less on sabbatical
since 1999, Mara now enjoys a quiet life working at a
famous technical institution. These days, she spends
significantly more time looking at websites than
making them, though she still has
a lot of websites.
She is certainly no stranger to critiquing websites. She has sat on web
design panels at several anime conventions in the past
couple of years.
Mara is most impressed by sites with interesting and
unusual content, clean design, and impeccable grammar.
She is most horrified by websites that have
overly-ambitious UIs, stuff that begins with "Sorry,
IE only" (because IE only too often means "Looks awful on
Mac screens)," and no actual original content.