The TV news reporting about the possible attempted hi-jacking of a flight from Sweden to the UK has been pretty pathetic. Somehow a man born in Sweden has become ‘originally from Tunisia’.
Websites that suck, number 23452363467346 in a series: http://www.marksandspencer.com/. On entry (with Mozilla 1.0), I’m redirected to a “disallowed” page. They recommend Mac users use IE 5.01, despite it being a much older browser than anything I have installed – I’m guessing it’s an old browser detection script.
All I want to do is find out if they have a store in Kensington High Street, so I try the site in IE (5.1), and get another page that basically says, ‘we won’t let you in unless you accept cookies’. Surely they could restrict the need for cookies to any online shopping pages, and let any browser through, with a warning if necessary.
So I try the site in Lynx, accepting cookies this time, because god only knows I won’t be back so there won’t be much for them to track. Get to the store locator, but there’s no ‘go’ or ‘submit’ for the drop-down menu, so I can’t get the page to go anywhere.
The irony is that the ‘disallowed’ page title is “Welcome to Marks & Spencer”.
It’s a shame to see a big company offer so many examples of what not to do in web design.
Michael Jackson thought he’d been given an award and made a thank you speech. And Britney looks like she’s trying to be one of the Village people.
Sure, you’ve probably all seen this by now, but can you guess which geek news site is represented by the image below?
(Started new job today, yay!)
BBC report on Netscape 7 is missing the word “clueless”. Can you guess where it should go?
“Because of its market dominance, web designers generally test their pages on Explorer alone, with the result that pages sometimes do not show up properly in other browsers.”
More on dodgy stealth marketing, this time from time.com.
Good on ya, Australia. From news.com.au, “AUSTRALIA’S climate change approach was mocked at home and abroad today, with the Government painted as a villain at the largest United Nations summit in history.”
“THE Howard Government has given in-principle backing to a controversial US request that it promise never to hand over Americans to the new International Criminal Court.”
BBC website has a quiz where you can “Measure your impact on the Earth”.
I felt terrible when my results said that “If everyone lived like you, we would need 1.6 planets.” I guess it’s the flying, or living in a big city.
Do the Online Global Poll on the Environment and tell the world leaders at the Johannesburg world summit what you think.
(Interestingly, there’s no ‘none’ option for ‘What is your religion?’)