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Hazards of HTML Haste

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My little girl and I were nearly killed yesterday by a driver making haste - I suspect to church. This bugs me, being a church-goer myself.

What also bugs me is how many church and charity websites I run into that virtually kill-off their ability to encourage visits, donations and other objectives by web sites that are rushed into production without taking time to test.

Some of the problems I've seen along these lines include:
  • embarrassing typos and misspellings
  • lack of cross-browser support
  • confusing &/or inconsistent navigation
  • broken links and images
That said, how many here design web pages - and of that group - how many are even aware that there are at least two distinctly different types of testing that should be performed before fielding a web site?

I've cited some more examples on a related post over on my blog, but will have as much fun discussing it here as there ...
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OK got to post my 2 cents worth.

I volunteered to build a website and host it for free for the church that my wife belongs to.


They don't understand it (the process) they don't want to understand it. They just want it done and done cheap.

I spent hours on end on the site. Looked and worked good. But still lacked some critical information. After months of prodding for the missing information I had to quit on the project as it was just making me mad.

I took the site down (I don't want my name on unfinished work) and a full three months later someone ( the same person that was my contact) from the church called me and wanted to know when I was going to be starting on the site. The same someone that was supposed to furnish me the information that I had repeatedly asked for.

You get what you pay for...

Same as a motor cycle helmet. If you have a 5 dollar head, buy a 5 dollar helmet.

If you want people to think your business (church in this case) is in a tar paper shack, then scrimp and cut corners and have some kid build it.

Just my two cents.

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