Searching for overkill
St. X recently redesigned their website. On the whole, it looks pretty good. It’s design is both professional and refined.
However, I have a few gripes I would like to share with you:
- This brings me to the next point: the code for the little Site Search box on almost every page of the site contains an unthinkable idea. You see, each time you click search, you’re actually sending a full-fledged C# program to the server. I can’t think of a better case of overkill.
- What’s worse, the search result pages haven’t been updated from the old design. The problem is that the redesign actually screwed the search result pages up. You can see what I mean. If there’s one thing you don’t want to do in a redesign, it’s that you don’t want to leave some minor pages for ruin. Others will notice. I speak from experience: compare this page with the main page.
I’m posting this e-mail here because the last time the site was redesigned, I e-mailed the webmaster, and never received a response.