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Mar 2, 2011 06:40 AM

"When bad websites happen to good restaurants...."

Great article about how awful restaurant websites are...and a few ideas to actually make them better...

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  1. There's already a fairly lengthy post on this offense:

    1. I think restaurant websites are actually getting better as more people are comfortable with the technology (that is, even people in the restaurant business know something about websites and aren't just farming their site out to some web designer who is only interested in a cool design they can put in their portfolio). That said, I can't believe how many restaurant's websites still have lots of pictures and bios of chefs but don't have basic info like their hours.

      1. I sent the article in the OP to my sister. She writes restaurant highlights for a rewards program so has to look at resto websites all the time. She just sends me the best and worst, including one where the menu was presented as a old black and white film on a movie screen (background was like a movie theatre). It scrolled up the screen. So annoying to actually read.

        1. Thanks for the link. I am doing both online classes and self study on computer graphic design. Before my computer had a melt down I was working on a (fake) restaurant website for a class. My research turned up a lot of the same points in the article, except I thought I was too green to make such observations. It's nice to see I was headed in the right direction. It was pretty scary though.