Originally posted at 1:00 am, March 22nd 2011.
When you have a business website, it’s a good idea to keep having a look at it from time to time, to make sure it’s all working properly.
I did just such a check on the Sandboys site this morning and found that the Home Page link to our Dutch language pages wasn’t working properly. Well, it was working, but only if you managed to find a tiny invisible slot just on the right-hand edge of the Dutch flag and then manoeuvre your cursor into it.
In terms of marketing cock-ups, it was if Harrods had a big door with a sign on it saying “This Way To The Shop”, but then installed a tiny secret latch that would only open the door if you happened to know where to push.
I hadn’t noticed this before because I used to have a second Dutch flag on the Home Page, also linking to the Dutch language section, but I removed it a couple of weeks ago – leaving only the dodgy link that didn’t work.
Why, you ask, did I do that?
Because I needed the space to insert a link to this new Sandboys Blog!
Oh, how easy it is to mess up when you’re trying to make improvements! I’ll have to remember that next time I’m asked to redecorate.
Fortunately I have now made the link work more easily, and, at the same time, found a place for the second Dutch flag link. Welcome back to all you Dutch visitors!