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September 10, 2007

Fixing the City of Palo Alto site

Over the weekend, I spent a little time to fix up the Web site for the City of Palo Alto.  But they didn't hire me.  You see, they just released a huge new redesigned site a few weeks ago, and it has most residents in an uproar.  And a lot of the problems revolve around usability – tiny fonts, dim colors, etc.  This is stuff that can be changed with a good browser, even if the site owner doesn't want to fix it himself.  So when I saw that fixes did not manifest after a lengthy wait, I thought I'd see what fixes I could impose.  Here's an example of a change:



(I tried to make links easier to use all-around.  Many links were dull green in tiny text, and now they are bigger and brighter.  In this particular case, I've added PDF icons where appropriate.)

So how'd I do this, if they didn't hire me?  Did I hack into their site?  Should I be arrested?


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