[UPDATE 20040715: The blog feedback was fierce. AMG already fixed it so there's no longer a stupid warning and the site works in Mozilla now. Thanks god for that. It's still slow as molasses though, and less good than the old site.]
The web's best resource on music - allmusic.com - just took a major step back through a major "upgrade". It's one thing that allmusic decided to start registering users to access some of the content, but the new site only works in IE 5.5. or higher. It seems like a strange time to do IE only websites, now that IE's browser market share is actually dropping. They must not care about the growing base of Mozilla users or Safari users.
Furthermore the quality of the HTML is extremely low (The w3c validator reports over 200 errors on the front page) and the site is slower and dumbed down. Much less information is immediately available and you need to click more now to get the information you want.
This is simply a disaster of a remake, and it's sad because there is no comparable source of information.
Only good thing: Enhanced music previews.Posted by Claus at July 13, 2004 04:37 PM | TrackBack (1)