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?