Wednesday, 31 May 2006

flat food, slovakians and decorating

Today, I will mostly be redesigning the company website to fit in with the new theme that Marketing Guru and her Marketing Minions have created for us.

They wanted to do it themselves, to which we gently objected on two counts:

a) Money and
b) Flash

I am convinced that Flash is evil. Why can't every web page in the world be in standard HTML that every browser and every 286 with 16 Meg of RAM can read easily?

So. I am doing it myself, which means that

a) It saves us money
b) There is NO FLASH and
c) We can update it whenever we want to without having to go back to them to get them to do it. And therefore have to pay them. (See point A).

The stuff they've produced looks brilliant though. It's a booklet of photos and information that they are going to send out to potential clients who say 'Do you have any further information you can send me?'*.

We also have Liam The Decorator back again. This time he is doing the hall, stairs and landing. It is a horrible, horrible job and the last one that needs doing to get the house looking like we want it. So, in many ways, it is ironic, as I think Doris, pointed out in a comment the other day, that we are now about to move again.

Slovakian Lodger seems rather nice. He's twenty-two and he visited Merseyside last year to work; he is therefore all set up with an employment agency and a National Insurance number. He's very self conscious about his English but is quite happy practicing on us. He also likes Thelonius Monk, which makes him strikingly easy to get along with. In addition, he seems to think that Poles are (pleasantly) crazy.

I go to wrestle with HTML. Wish me luck and send flat food **.


* Which as everyone in marketing knows, actually means 'Please bugger off and leave me alone.'
** Can be easily pushed under the closed office doors of people locked in combat with their PCs. From Douglas Coupland 'Microserf's.



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6 comments:

  1. Good luck with the html - especially making your site standards compliant, so it displays on sensible browsers and then having to sod about with it so it displays on the vagaries of IE!
    *tries to push Chocolate Malteser Cake under Ally's office door - makes horrible mess*

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  2. Good luck with the html - especially making your site standards compliant, so it displays on sensible browsers and then having to sod about with it so it displays on the vagaries of IE!
    *tries to push Chocolate Malteser Cake under Ally's office door - makes horrible mess*

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  3. *puts scrambled egg in an envelope*

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  4. totally agree with you about Flash. Good luck!

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  5. What is it about web designers and flash?

    Props for fighting the good fight.

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  6. What is it about web designers and flash?

    Props for fighting the good fight.

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