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CamPAIN for cluefulness
A quick quiz question for you:

If you were designing the web-based user interface for a complex, multifaceted, high-profile system for tracking and reporting on all aspects of the higher education process, for use by students, supervisors and administrators at all levels, would you:
  1. ensure that there was a single clear point of access for the entire system,
  2. ensure that there was coherent and consistent branding across all possible points of access, or
  3. HAVE IT DESIGNED BY MONKEYS ON CRACK?

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keirf From: keirf Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
C. It's the way we've always done it.
simonb From: simonb Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
c. HAVE IT DESIGNED BY MONKEYS ON CRACK?

I see you've met the web design team at work then...
boyofbadgers From: boyofbadgers Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, the industry standard seems to be c, so I'd probably go with that.
arnhem From: arnhem Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
You're going to be in trouble with the Simian Anti-Defamation League ...
j4 From: j4 Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm happy to have it designed by Kate Moss on crack instead, if that option is available.
pippaalice From: pippaalice Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
c) definatly c)
pseudomonas From: pseudomonas Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
d) Slap bits of it on as I think of them, and hope for the best.
k425 From: k425 Date: September 22nd, 2005 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'd go for a, but hey, where I work chose c.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: September 22nd, 2005 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Monkeys on crack? Count yourself lucky. We can barely afford chipmunks on speed.
From: vatine Date: September 22nd, 2005 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I think these crack-smoking monkeys seem like a godo start., Can we feed them intravenous mescaline and the occasional LSD-in-vodka cocktail too? Might need a healthy dose of amphetamines, so we get that proper speedy EDGE to the webshite.
filecoreinuse From: filecoreinuse Date: September 22nd, 2005 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
a) was the way we did COMET. Unfortunately I think we're in the minority.
From: oinomel71 Date: September 22nd, 2005 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, c'mon, you've seen what my LJ style looks like.

c) all the way here!
wechsler From: wechsler Date: September 22nd, 2005 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
C) - it's cheapest, they talk the same language as the client's manager, and the display in IE looks just like the JPGs they did as proofs.

(Bitter, me?)
ewx From: ewx Date: September 22nd, 2005 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll have a C please, Bob.
senji From: senji Date: September 22nd, 2005 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
The MONKEYS sound very attractive right now.
angoel From: angoel Date: September 22nd, 2005 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd take a simple, single-faceted, low-profile system that someone knocked up during a weekend, and expand it with a series of kludges that seemed to make sense at the time. When it failed to work, I'd institute a series of redesigns on the project, none of which deal with the problem completely, and each of which is abandoned half way thorough the project, having achieved sufficiently much that it's impossible to remove the extra elements added. This process would be done by a series of people who don't understand what the web-site's quite about, who enjoy using overcomplicated techniques, and none of whom communicated with each other before variously being poached, resigning or being arrested due to fraud.

Since you asked ;)
j4 From: j4 Date: September 22nd, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're hired. When can you start?
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 24th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

I am not on crack! ;-)

(I'm assuming your talking about CamCORS.)
j4 From: j4 Date: September 26th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I am not on crack! ;-)

I wasn't talking about CamCORS, no. Who are you?
barnacle From: barnacle Date: September 24th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

An infinite number of stylesheets

I have a hundred monkeys on crack in our garage you're welcome to have. They come with a 286 each so you can get your web design team up and running in no time at all.

The main problem with having them all on crack is that their critical faculty has all gone to shit, so I should really have thought that bit through more. Admittedly one of them got as far as "Now is the winter of our discontumble" before he stuck his foot in the power supply fan, but to be honest I'm thinking of packing it all in and trying something that I just thought of on the same theme, with nutrient soup and the lowest setting on the microwave.

Also, the bananas and the squealing are doing my nut.
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