To all the web professionals out there,i guess you guys should be able to help me out here ?I've always had this baffling and mind rattling question bothering me for quite some time now.
Why is it that in Nigeria,Half baked websites go live on the internet with so much hype and TV publicity. Here is a practical example that i feel should share with you guys.
I saw an advert of the upcoming Nigerian Musical Video Awards,which is an initiave of Cally Ikpe the producer of the Live Beats, Nigeria's longest running music video program.
The TV advert campaign refers us to their website www.livebeatsng.com for more information.I was quite enthuastic to visit the website in order to find out more about planned NMVA. On getting to the website i was left confused & wondering who was the clown that designed an incomplete website and let it go live on the internet.
Why must we be subjected to such ridicule in Nigeria.
Noticeable is a home page with a very immature flash animation with empty content blocks,None of the navigation links worked while the only link that was visible relating to the NMVA was linked to #.For a clearer view,i guess you ought to visit the www.livebeatsng.com,to understand what i'm talking about.
Its time this trend changed in Nigeria and here are my own recommendations for us web professionals
1] Please ensure you have atleast 75 % of text & visual content to be used for websites before commencing a project.
2] Dont let clients tell you to commence projects and also help them to source for content from other websites.
3] Avoid use of unnecessary numbers of navigation links that the content ready isn't ready
4] Also ensure that your websites are 95% error free before delivering a projects to clients.
5] If your website must go live,for christ sake have a couple of folks,friends or colleagues do usability test.