I really, really need to rant. If you don’t give a rodent’s behind about web design, skip to the next post.
For the rest of you…. a certain fellow employee, in a distant but related part of my organization, hired a freelance web designer not long ago to create a new site for his department. Since this department had no webmaster of its own before I was hired, I think his initiative laudable.
However, the same cannot be said of the designer (who shall not be named). This guy:
a) did the entire site in frames, with no
b) did the site in Frontpage
c) did most of the navigation and content in images without ALT text
d) … similarly, paid no attention to other accessibility features required by law
e) couldn’t be bothered to write proper code
Check out this shining example, from the main navigation frame: