On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 08:12:29PM -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:

> Stephen wrote:
>> My sites are still viewable, and can be navigated. They just look strange.
>> Government workers are used to strange :)
>> Stephen
> My experience is that government web sites are often the worst,
> frequently designed in MS word using brutally illegal html that only
> works in IE.
> They have fixed most of it, but one awful example was certain parts of
> the Shasta County website - MS word produced an html document involving
> really weird namespaces (illegal in html) that looked OK in IE - but in
> any other browser, you were presented with images of the text - images
> that then were scaled so you couldn't even read the text was written
> unless you clicked on an image and chose "view image" to see the image
> at it's native resolution.
> That's why government sites need regulation about web design. Often they
> would rather let their secretary do the site in word than use some of
> their budget to hire someone who actually knows what they are doing.
> Laws that force them to meet certain standards forces them to hire
> someone who knows what they are doing.

Are you the same guy who was lobbying for the licensing of PHP/HTML
programmers? Argh.


Paul M. Foster

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