[LINK] More Bad Web design
Fri, 16 Jun 2000 07:15:05 +1000
on 15/6/00 12:19 AM, Adam Todd at email@example.com wrote:
> Speaking of which, it's now easier and faster to call Greater Union on
> their 13 number (costing them real revenue) than to use their web site to
> find out what movies are on at your local cinema.
> I've already tested this site with Tony Barry and he gave up really
> fast! At least now the links are dark purple on almost black background
> like they were in the previous version!
> So the challenge is out there.
> Visit http://www.greaterunion.com.au
Actually, you have raised an interesting point . . . how come a site, which
the web design puritans loathe, gets to be so phenomenally successful?
As I work in the film and TV sector, I have watched the evolution of this
site closely since its management was taken over from Spike by Selenium
There can be few sites in the country that have grown as fast and
consistently as this one -- the numbers that it is doing is amazing,
especially when you take into consideration the size of the Australian
As some of you have may have observed there have been occasions recently
when its has bumped into the ceiling of bandwith and hardware constraints
and slowed somewhat -- such has been the (unexpected) growth.
Keep in mind that this is a site which most users visit on a regular basis,
and they can find their way around it remarkably quickly -- unlike the first
time visitres from this list, apparently.
Whether we like it or not, the users are voting with their eyeballs . . .
and Greater Union loves that.
I think we have to admit that the site is a big success.