[LINK] Counter-productive bells and whistles
Wed, 31 Oct 2001 09:37:14 +1100
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 03:14 PM 29/10/01 +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> >my theory is that they got suckered by some slick salesman/consultant
> >(who, as it happens can't even make their own site work - it's flash
> I don't always do it myself, but does anyone take the time still to tell
> the management of these organisations that they are no longer accessible
> and have wasted their money so they can demand it back for
> non-performance? One would assume that a working product would be a basic
> requirement of any contract.
There seems to be a strong correlation (based only on experience) between
gTLD of the web site domain and the usefulness and accessibility of the
.edu quick, simple and often plain old text (YEAH!); that is, once
you get past the uni's marketing pages (BOO!)
.org almost invariabley downloads quickly and renders simply
.net not as reliable as .org, but still okay; now being overtaken
by wannabe .com'ers, so is getting worst
.com usually a dog's breakfast of bells, whistles, slowness,
with the misguided goal of "trying to impress"
The same go for the corresponding domains in .au
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