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David Lee King

Check Your Signs!



I was room 429 ...A couple months ago, I stayed at a hotel in Wisconsin with this sign … seems pretty useful, huh?

Except if you’re in room 429, like I was. I actually had to hunt a bit to find the room (it wasn’t obvious).

The point? Make sure to check your digital “signage” once in awhile. Make sure your labels and headings still make sense. Did you change the name of a room or a service? Make sure to change that name everywhere on your website, too.

Has your budget shrunk and you needed to drop a few databases? Make sure you removed those links on your database page (and any other page that mentions them, too).

Have you checked the driving directions to your library lately? At a previous job, I checked them out after starting, and discovered they were WRONG. So I actually hopped in my car, and drove around for awhile, taking notes of different ways to get to the library – and updated those directions.

Website maintenance never stops, huh?

Oh – and Happy New Year, too! I am looking forward to a fun, challenging 2010 – how about you?

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  • robertbanks

    I love the hotel sign. Had the same thing happen to me once. The room was right between the proper rooms, exactly where you would look for it, but I wasn't sure based on the signs! It was funny once I found the room, but was confused right up to the door. Not the best way to start my stay! Everything else went very well, but I was always in an alert mode because of the way it started “What else is not quite right?”

  • http://twitter.com/GMLGeek GMLGeek

    That reminds me a lot of the sign that circulated around in e-mails last year. “Children's Book Sale” was the signage directly above some Harlequin Romance novels.

  • gwynstupar

    me too! To a great 2010!

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    This has happened to me a couple of times during my stay in “inexpensive” hotels. Thankfully, those hotels have a helpful staff who showed me the right direction. However, that won’t always suffice because the availability of their hotel staff is also questionable. Sigh*

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