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I redesigned one of our worst web pages and made it look like a real web page. Go me. (Only on dev server at the moment, so I can't show you. You'll just have to believe me.)

Of course, now all I have to do is persuade the relevant people to ACTUALLY PRODUCE THE FUCKING INFORMATION which will slot into the new sexed-up site. And to discard the "news" bulletins from THREE FUCKING YEARS AGO so we don't have to keep updating dead links in pages which were NEVER ACTUALLY USEFUL IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Or, in the meantime, I could SUCK BLOOD OUT OF A STONE, just for a bit of light relief.

Or mend my shift key. Ha.
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nja From: nja Date: September 2nd, 2004 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I was sent a line to put "somewhere on the web site" for this lot yesterday - it's the one about the Enhanced Learning Scheme at the bottom of the page. I was told later on that it "doesn't hit you in the face". Everyone up there wants their little bit of information to go on the front page, in huge bold text, flashing. With a dancing hamster.

"Does the university have colour printers?" - why don't you LOOK ON THE BLOODY WEBSITE? Computer centre front page -> "Printing" and there it is. Everyone can tell me what I ought to be putting on the web, but they are all too lazy/incompetent to use it to find things out.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 2nd, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Everyone up there wants their little bit of information to go on the front page, in huge bold text, flashing.

God, tell me about it. The people whose front page I just hacked up this afternoon were the ones who, a few weeks ago, sent us a paragraph of info "to go in a box-out on the homepage". They already have a main menu, a sidebar, and a big box-out on the homepage. I said "there's no room. Why can't it just go in, like, the relevant section for this information on the website?" The answer was "It's got to go on the homepage, because nobody goes past the homepage." AAAAAGGGGH DIE DIE DIE.

Maybe dancing hamsters are the answer.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: September 2nd, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Funny how useless people can render a body of useful information unusable, and therefore useless. No matter what technical and design skills are brought to bear on their projects.

Said Nile, who recently wrote superb user documentation and a usability guide to unusable software.

acronym From: acronym Date: September 2nd, 2004 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Want some haematite? Loads of it here.

- A
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: September 2nd, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to my world!

Muhahahahah *sigh*
From: besskeloid Date: September 2nd, 2004 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could SUCK BLOOD OUT OF A STONE, just for a bit of light relief.

Now that's talent.
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