Category Archives: Werror

Coke Got It! YEAAAA

Coke Got It!  YEAAAAA.   Coke finally got it and changed their website design.

After half a dozen emails, and a bunch of blog posts,they finally got the message. They are also going to lose their Darwin Dodo Design Award that I gave to them last month as well. It is a good thing. I am glad that they finally changed their Website.

There are some great lessons to learn from this story.  Watch the video and you see what I am talking about.

They went from this…

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to this…

Coke_OldDon’t you think it looks better?

Coke Gets First Ever 21to21.com Darwin Website Design Dodo Award

Coke Gets First Ever 21to21.com Darwin Website

Design Dodo Award

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Coke-Cola’s main Website has won the first ever Darwin Website Design Dodo Award ™ for their design of www.Coke.com .

This award is handed out for Website designs that show the best of why Dodo’s are now extinct and only live on in books and stuffed in Museums.   These designs have no branches in their family tree of design and are perhaps best represented by a stick.

The reason why Coke has received the first design award is because of what I thought was a mistake, but Coke’s PR department proceeded to send the following email:

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Hi Anderson,

Hope that you are well.

I’ve confirmed there is not an error on the web page, it was an intentional stylistic design decision.

Have a great afternoon.

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I ended up contacting both Coke and Berkshire Hathaway which is Warren Buffett’s Company which is Coke’s largest stockholder.

The Darwin Website Design Dodo award is not given to necessarily to honest mistakes or even ugly designs, but for those designs that defy common sense.  In this case, they have consciously covered up part of a Logo that could arguably be said to be worth Billions based on whimsy or someone actually not catching it.  For this, Coke’s Website Designers receive the soon to be coveted Darwin Website Design Dodo Award for  a Website.

Here is a picture of it. You be the judge…                  Click on the Image to see it full size.

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You can go here to see the Coke Website Design Live for yourself.

The reason why I feel qualified to hand out this design Award is that I myself have designed some pretty darn ugly and bad designs and this will help remind me and others, perhaps even you, not to do these types of things on a Website.

If you have other designs that you would like to submit, please make a comment below.  I am thinking about awarding a Darwin Website Design Dodo Award on an as needed basis, perhaps even Monthly.

Would love to hear your thoughts…

Cheers,

Anderson

PS  I have to say that the PR people at both Coke and Berkshire Hathaway were very nice and helpful.  I never did speak with the Website designer at Coke though.  Would like to know what was running through their mind when they did this wouldn’t you?

Coke and Coke-Cola are registered trademarks of  The Coca-Cola Company

Day 22 Of The Coke Werror

werrors_cokeDay 22 of the Coke web error or werror and counting…And I have still not heard anything back from Coke or Warren Buffet.
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The funny thing is that Fast Company is doing a story on Coke design this month.

I am posting the video, the picture, and the iframe so that you can see of which I speak. Basically, their nav bar covers up the bottom 1/4 of their logo.

I did the vid a few weeks ago to explain what I am talking about…

Click On Image To See Full Size

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This should be a live iframe of Coke to see if it is still there.  If you hover over the logo, you can see what is going on.

Anyway, we shall see how much longer this continues. Who would have thunk it would be like this for over 3 weeks and no one at Coke would catch it?

Have you seen any other Werrors out there? If so, let me know about them and we will post them here. I am thinking about doing a regular feature on them once a week.

Cheers,
Anderson

Coke Has A Web Error For 20 Days And Counting

coke_biggerCoke has now had the error on their web page or as I call it, werror, on their page for 20 days now and counting.  Is it the end of the world?  No….  Is it a rather silly thing for a multi-billion dollar company to have something like this going on for that long? You tell me…  🙂

And no, I have not heard from Coke or Warren Buffet yet…. will let you know….

You can click here to see exactly what I am talking about…

Day 8 Of The Coke Werror…. Geeshe..

werrors_cokeOK, I am getting bored here posting about this now.  Can someone explain to me how a major company can have an werror on the main Web page for at least 8 days?  This could have been like this for weeks or months for all I know.

Now I don’t want to fling stones here as I have said before I have pulled similar mistakes before in the past and have taken steps so that we don’t do that anymore.  But this is a multi-billion dollar company, geeshe.

OK, I am done now.   Have some cool things that I am working on at the moment and may get them posted by the end of the day..