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Quaility Control – Is it really needed?

Great Quality proof reading – spot the mistake below.

Quailty control image

The image above is a extract of the about us page of a new website that went live today. Not one of ours I might add. I just happened to come across it. The spelling of quality is wrong. Ironically.

This is what you get when you don’t pay enough attention to what you’re doing, or probably do not pay enough money to get your website created by someone who can spell or at least read.

If I were the client I would be quite upset by this going live.

What do you mean by Quality?

Just another point, look at the bullet points set out as the main Quality features of this company [correct spelling this time]. They’re pretty much the same as you would read on anyone’s website. They apply to every business and show that no thought or interest has gone into writing them.  In fact it also shows a complete lack of imagination on behalf of the client or the website company to come up with something a little different.

It reeks of laziness and “ticking a box”.

How many websites have you seen where it is literally a few lines on a page, completely wasting everyone’s time?

Bad Quality Website Hunt

I think I may start calling for a cull on websites that do not meet reasonable standards. Are you with me?

So what criteria shall we use to decide if a website should wiped off the web? Some ideas:

  • Poor Design.
  • Broken pages or links.
  • Rubbish images.
  • Bad Spelling.
  • Irrelevant content.
  • “Welcome to our new website” statement still there after 5 years – yes I’ve seen that.
  • Slow to load pages.
  • No point to the website at all.

Do you have any other suggestions?

I guess the list could go on. if you have any pet hates then send them to me, I would love to know.

Maybe we have a scoring system that if you get an average of lower than x/10 we start a campaign to get the website improved? Or deleted?

What do you think? Should we “clean up the web”?

Send your suggestions in for things that annoy you on websites or websites that you really don’t like at all – and why.

Comments welcome…