Who are the culprits behind these sites?
July 2nd – BMI repair their site. Well done guys! It’s only been 3 months.
When that new BMI site went live a few months ago, I noticed a few glitches and my overall sense was that it was a step back. I didn’t say anything though, because you’ve got to believe that professional people with an eye for detail would pick up the mistakes and fix them. Months later, I spotted this yesterday while looking to see if they fly to Italy. There’s no excuse for that. Whoever developed the BMI site and sold in their (probably very expensive) content management system should be ashamed because it’s very clearly a case of build, sell, and go. They took no care in ensuring that all the less exciting pages are complete.
Visit Offaly? Well you’d kind of expect that wouldn’t you? And that’s not an urban Dublin racist slur. That’s obviously a site built with less budget. Although it’s still no excuse.
Both sites smack of lack of passion. They say to me that there wasn’t one Super Committed person on either the client side or the development team who painstakingly went through every page to check the content. Lack of passion on the web in my opinion is a cardinal sin.
PS – how about this? Would you trust a company to manage your wealth if they can’t even spell check their home page? Or maybe they are asking us to click on a woman in the events section?
PPS – and don’t go waiting around for the Fiorelli competition either because this baby has been promised to us for ages now. Looks bad. Why didn’t their web person put the foot down and say ‘if you’ve not got a competition, then let’s not include it in the main navigation’.
PPPS – if you’re looking for an instant quote for your car insurance, don’t go looking on the Quinn Direct site. Shocking guys – on your home page, instant car quote (probably the most used button on the page) links to a dead page. Why? Because of an invalid security certificate.