May 24th, 2006

Picocon

Kettle

This morning, I had a kettle.
It was about ten years old, and the depth gauge had a slow leak. We used to stand it on a dinner plate.

This evening I have a kettle.
It's new today, and it doesn't have a leak of any measurable speed. It doesn't have to stand on a dinner plate.

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I am unreasonably excited about this.
Picocon

Website design. Oh, and a picture of my kettle.

I've had to hunt around to find a picture of my new kettle on a website which doesn't require flash.

The manufacturer's website is impossible to navigate unless you've got a flash player installed. So I'm not going to link to it -- no-one's going to link to your product if they have to explain to their readers that after following the link you then have to click on "next" and then click on the third picture on the second row. Web designers take note, flash might look pretty but it can make the website unusable unless you've provided an alternative method of navigation.

Instead, I'm going to link to the retailer's website, a website that's been cunningly designed to render correctly in a wider range of browsers. Go and have a look at my new kettle.