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I rarely get frustrated with how other people have put together their websites. In every project compromises get made to work within whatever constraints exist (e.g. budget, timescale, legacy code, etc, etc.) and I have no idea what those constraints were.

But every so often ...

Today, I went to enter my gas and electricity meter readings online - at the website of a well known (at least in the UK) huge multi-national corporation (revenue in the billions of pounds, profit in 100s of millions, they own or used to own Pacificorp in the U.S.).

Apart from the "&nbsp", notice the great differentiation between links and other text in the main content.

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Splendid. Absolutely splendid. Stupid lack of underline. RIght, that's going in my web design tips Laughing out loud

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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 3.2//en">

*shame*
What a mess who do these sorts of major institutions get to code their sites , it fails on so many levels I like the inability to link to the customer login pages if images disabled or the link tag towards the end of the body, or how about the proud accessibility statement page for a site that is non standards and at a cursory glance fails on priority 1 'A' of the WCAG.

Chris I think it is your duty as a loyal customer and as one versed in the business of web development to point out the error of their ways Smile

It reminds me of recent attempts at reluctantly trying to pay my TV licence fee on line, what a farce, an exercise in how not to design a form, had to give up and resort to the telephone in the end:roll:

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Chris..S wrote:
Today, I went to enter my gas and electricity meter readings online - at the website of a well known (at least in the UK) huge multi-national corporation (revenue in the billions of pounds, profit in 100s of millions, they own or used to own Pacificorp in the U.S.).

Must be a growing trend for gas/electric companies to have broken sites. The company I use in the US has a meter reader form that does not accept my reading...I end up having to call it in anyways. (but hey, at least they use underlines Wink).

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Just goes to show that those of us that want to do things correctly are still in the minority.

Remember that anyone with Dreamweaver is a "Web Designer". Laughing out loud

Should I offer them some of my unsolicited advice? Tongue

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Still waiting for that link triumph Smile

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More frustrations...

Try and find out what times 24 is showing this week on Sky. Searching their enhanced tv guide doesn't even return it as a result (BBC News 24 turns up a lot though Wink). SkyOne.com will tell you everything about the show - except when its playing (Sun 9pm aside).

Accessibility be dammed. Its all small, difficult to view, flashy flash.

Did someone say link, not seen it, mustn't exist Wink

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huh then try this one, just found it , apart from the non functioning javascript it's simple and easy to use btw SKY 1 10.50pm tonight '24' or i it a repeat/

http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb/default.asp?day=13&slice=4

We're not going to get THAT link are we :roll:

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24 the new ones, or the repeats? New ones always on 9-10 Sunday nights, except for the first episode which is a double, and that special 100th episode, which was a double.

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I know its first shown Sunday night, its also repeated several times throughout the week. Its those repeat times I'm after. Hugo has found one, there is another Wed 10:00pm Sky Two. I found the first at www.bleb.org by searching and the second by scanning throught the entire weeks listings for the three channels.

My point stands though, Sky's own site provides a pretty much pointless service aimed almost entirely at telling you what is on a particular channel at a particular time. Given they repeat the same shows (almost endlessly) throughout the week, you would think they could come up with something to tell you when those repeats took place. Presumably their budget doesn't quite stretch that far - it probably cost them a fortune or two just to get a design team who wouldn't pollute their site with &nbsp Wink