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[_] Bristol Wheel website

Liam Summers admin at makemeglow.com
Fri Feb 17 10:39:14 GMT 2012

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From: "Giles Turnbull" <giles at gilest.org>
To: underscore at under-score.org.uk
Sent: 17/02/2012 10:34:06
Subject: Re: [_] Bristol Wheel website
>On 17 February 2012 10:13, Jonathan Matthew Burke <imprecision at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>Both Cabot Circus and Mellors Group are private companies and as far as I am aware are doing all this for commercial gain.
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>>In which case berating them for how god awful it is, sounds pretty reasonable to me. There are many worthy organisations, groups, charities, etc., that would better benefit from web site help. That's a nice idea though...
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>How about another alternative, then: embarrass them into doing a better job.
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>Rather than build better alternatives, perhaps some of [_]'s finest
>could put together some ideas for something better, then approach the
>local press with the story. The press release might go something like
>this...
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>NEW WEBSITE AN EMBARRASSMENT FOR BRISTOL
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>Bristol runs the risk of becoming a laughing stock if the new Bristol
>Wheel tourist attraction doesn't improve its website, say local
>internet professionals.
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>The website for the newly-launched Bristol Wheel doesn't do the
>attraction or the city justice. It ought to be a beacon of high
>quality design and technical expertise, but falls far short, they
>said.
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>Members of the Underscore mailing list - an internet group for local
>web professionals - said:
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>"We love Bristol and we want to make sure it looks its best, online as
>well as off. We're very excited about the Bristol Wheel, but we're
>shocked at the poor quality of the website that's been built to
>promote it.
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>"The design is amateurish and outdated, and from a technical
>perspective the site fails to live up to a long list of widely
>accepted standards.
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>"We think Bristol deserves better. The people behind the Bristol Wheel
>should re-think their approach and commission a new website as soon as
>possible. The sooner the better.
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>"While we'd love to see the contract go to a local business, we're not
>making this stand simply to generate more work for ourselves. We don't
>mind if the work goes elsewhere.
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>"All we want to do is ensure that Bristol's reputation as a centre of
>excellence in technology and web development isn't tarnished by a
>website that deserves to be so much better."
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>... of course, the local press would want those quotes attached to a
>person, rather than to Underscore as a whole. And they'd want images
>of the existing site and of any proposed re-designs.
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>But issuing something like this would probably spark their interest.
>They'd immediately go to Mellor Group and Inrovate to ask them for
>their side of the story ... which might be interesting to hear.
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>Giles
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