Friday, August 29, 2014

Can Treehouse Really Sell a Product with This Screen?

I was browsing the web for content management system software and its documentation tonight.  I came across a page for Treehouse. ... the fastest, easiest way to learn to code, make apps, and start a business. Tutorials in CSS, HTML ...

I paused to look a bit:

That's right, they think that using medium gray text on slightly darker medium gray background is a good idea in explaining their product.  Do they really think I will next take time to figure out how to buy it?  BTW, it looks better here in the screenshot than on their real page.

Maybe someone on their staff will shoot a link to this page to their management and say, "we might just be shooting ourselves in the foot here!"

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How Many OSHA Violations Can You Spot in This Photo?

I checked out the StarTribune this morning and saw this picture.

I assumed they were running an article on OSHA violations in the local contractor market.

My bad.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It Must Be True, I Saw it on the Internet!

No, those are not rubber bullets.

And that is not "chipboard" in this picture.  Since it is from British media, we'll let them get by with chipboard for particleboard.

Do the media do any intelligence testing before hiring?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

No, Mr. President, That's Not Their Job.

That is what gets in the way of them effectively doing their job.  From an interview published in The Economist. 

The Economist: Yes, tell us about that. We see a lot of business people and they do complain about regulation.
Mr Obama: They always complain about regulation. That’s their job.
He may actually think that's their job - and that is sad.