Common Mistakes /
Example 3: printing an access map, what you see is not always what you get !
Date: 23 september 2003

The case:

I was trying to find my way to an art gallery in Geneva. The plan was rather clear on screen, but I wanted to have it printed for more convenience. The result on paper is speechless... a blank page !

Errors / Recommendations:

Error: abusive use of flash in this case... The site looks good but the creators haven't think in terms of potential clients needs (i.e. going into the gallery and buy stuff !!!). Recommendations: at least add a "print this page" button, not to mention an html version of the site (that would also improve the visibility on search engine which is lacking). A pity for a very famous expert and dealer of "art déco" in Geneva..

Screenshots (click to enlarge in a new window)

Access map on the screen
Access map on paper
Is this what we have to do ?
map on screen
map on paper
alternative solution
Important note: these examples are taken at a certain point of time. It might be that they have changed in between. We are (therefore) using screenshots. Day of "recording" and webadresses are mentioned.