Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Goldilocks of Websites

Note the error message in red: "Error ! The current browser is either too old or too modern (usind DOM document structure)." This page is at the SD Storage website which is apparently new as of October 2009.

I think it was just for the calendar feature which I'm surprised is so sensitive to browser version. It's incredible how long it takes to get a sense for what prices the different storage sizes are via the workflow of this website.
Not only is the error itself unfortunate since I'm sure the website could have been designed with more cross-browser compliance but the message itself is really "ugly". Reminds me of the book Defensive Design for the Web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points.

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