July 28th, 2014 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders
Submitter’s comments: Though many government websites probably don’t have money to invest in web design, The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy website is particularly bad. I’ve taken a preliminary class in HTML and wonder if I could do better.
Be sure to check out the “What’s New” section with the flashing rainbow NEW after every item listed. Thousands of Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists have to access this website every year to renew their licenses and I keep hoping this site will get an overhaul.
Vincent Flanders’ comments: Yes, I’m sure you can do better. It’s a fairly standard 1996 design but with some interesting use of navigation. Normally, clicking the logo that’s at the top of a subpage will normally send you back to the home page. Nope. Home links are at the bottom of the page.
The site is usable on a mobile device. Well, it’s as usable as a FrontPage-generated page can be. I can’t imagine anyone filling out a form using a phone, but I guess it could be done. Maybe we should classify this site as a proto-responsive website. Maybe we shouldn’t.