Worst Theatre Websites
Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:09 PM
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:48 PM
Not always an option on, ahem, someone else's PC. Which, of course, is the web owner's loss rather than mine. It's actually a real problem for places like net cafes and libraries - it's not the work of a moment to update Flash on network.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:08 AM
It's a masterful example of the "look how clever we are" school of design, where the main objective is to show off every technique the designer has learnt. What? You can't find anything? Silly visitor. The purpose of this website isn't to give you information. It's to show off our l33t d3z1gn skillz.
For me the worst failures are the sites that force you to jump through hoops to get to the content you want, either by forcing some sort of video presentation on you, or by refusing to let you get straight from a search engine page to the page you want and taking you to the main site page instead so they can show you all their advertising. People visiting a site are already half-sold on whatever the site has to offer. That's why they're there. Just give them the information they need.
* Sites that don't update, showing last year's information.
* Sites written by people who assume every visitor is star-struck and cares only about the celebrity of the moment, rather than offering full credits for each show.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:57 AM
Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:45 AM
The problem is that the relationship between the RSC and the Roundhouse is opaque. For example, before the current (and previous) Roundhouse run opened you could book tickets for it directly via the RSC, which made it look like any other RSC production, but it wasn't because the ticketing terms and conditions (specifically NO exchanges and NO refunds) were entirely based on the Roundhouse terms and quite different from RST terms. In fact the RST box office staff had no clue what was going on either because by phone they told me if I'd originally booked tickets through them they could refund them with a credit note, then when I posted the tickets to them I never heard from them again and no credit note was forthcoming. So, the website is probably the same, a Roundhouse production falsely flying under RSC colours.
Of the large theatres I've always found the Barbican website the worst - it often has duplicate information on different pages and well out-of-date information.
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