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Old 04-05-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
Bill Murmann
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Default Is It Really THAT Bad...?

Last year, I worked on a project to produce a city-government website. My job was to do the research and writing for the entire content.

In addition to being a researcher and writer, I'm also experienced in editing and designing print publications.

The city website was designed and created by another vendor. I would e-mail my content to the designer who was creating the site.

In working with him, I was given the distinct impression that creating a website was incredibly labor-intensive, and that any little change required tons of work.

As a print publication designer, I was frustrated by what I was seeing. The website was "lame" in a lot of areas and in need of improvement.

I'm talking about some simple things, like adding captions to photos, and perhaps changing a few navigation buttons, etc.

My suggestions for improving the site were pretty much ignored. I was told that making any changes required tons of work, etc.

I couldn't help wondering if perhaps I was being "shot through the grease" by the website vendor?

Is website work really the equivalent of the proverbial Labors of Hercules?

--Bill
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