Saturday, July 30, 2011

Same as it Ever Was

I'm on my way out the door, but I couldn't help but post about the new APA website.

It's not fully up yet, but what is up does not look particularly promising. It appears we're still stuck in the early 90s, technology-wise. Your dues at work....

17 comments:

Matt Platte said...

In order to peer inside the page, I used dotjs to insert this code document.oncontextmenu = null
// Examples at: http://renaissancenerd.net/post/7564198974/using-dotjs

... so the right-click action would once more work properly.

I don't know why I waste my time doing this nor why I compound the error by writing about it.

It's a stupid fucking website built by Micro$oft trolls.

Anonymous said...

I'm a web developer, and I've seen a lot of really bad work. This is a new worst ever for a new design/development job. The page is awful (left margin, anyone?) and the code is sloppy and markedly non-semantic.

There's no chance it was done by anyone that could be called reasonably competent. Your dues were flushed down the toilet...

Anonymous said...

Don't you get it? This is all part of the APA's continued commitment to hipster retro style.

Anonymous said...

Jeez louise I am a self-taught xhtmler who hardly knows my c-s-s from my a-s-s and my page looks /navigates better than that!

I've paid thousands in dues over the years--and as you say Spiros my good man--*this* is what I get??

As they say on ESPN--APA--c'mon man!

Anonymous said...

This is one of the worst website designs I've ever seen. I've seen stuff thrown together by high-schoolers using Front Page that looked better. I wonder which of our corrupt officers pocketed the fee for this particular slap-dash job?

Bonus bit of callous cruelty to the nervous grad students in the crowd: the website informs us that the JFP is available under the Resources->Member Resources section. No such section exists. Charming. Thanks, dipshits.

Anonymous said...

The Member Resources section does exist, but the link to it only appears after you've logged in.

Anonymous said...

Anybody care to continue to undermine the APA by passing along the new address so we don't actually have to join the APA to get access to the JFP?
Word: laings, like bangs, but longer and on a man.

Anonymous said...

The Member Resources section does exist, but the link to it only appears after you've logged in.

Now, it's up. Yesterday, the "Member Resources" section was said to be up but wasn't yet, even if you did log-in.

That's small potatoes, though. Has anyone looked at the format for the JFP? There's no spacing between the ads! God, what an eye-sore. The only thing distinguishing ads is the caps and bold font, but that's not enough. God, I hope this is only temporary. I don't want to go blind from reading JFP ads come October.

Anonymous said...

"You may find an application for membership on the APA website under 'join'."

Actually no, you can't, because there is no such "join" page, section, or link. The timing kind of sucks, because I need to get processed as an APA member by August 13 if I want to submit a paper to the Pacific APA. Ten days to join, no info on how to do it. Terrific.

Anonymous said...

This person is responsible:

David Schrader, Executive Director
Office of the Executive Director
(302) 831-8691
dschrade@udel.edu

Anonymous said...

I miss Spiros, particularly the late night postings!

Anonymous said...

Along the bottom of the APA homepage there are several links: "Home," "Advertise," "Cart," "Contact," and "Sitemap." There is a period between "Contact" and "Sitemap;" click on it and you'll go to a "renewal" page. Click on the two periods to the right of "Sitemap" to go to the "Join" page.

Seriously.

(I haven't tried to join or renew, so for all I know the linked pages may be nonfunctional in some way that justifies hiding them. Why they would be present at all, though…oh, hell, I just don't know. We're all screwed.)

Anonymous said...

They are nonfunctional. I'm another panicked grad student trying to get my membership sorted out in time for the Pacific APA submission deadline. Can anyone help with this?

Anonymous said...

Panicked grad students: think of this as a lesson in not leaving things to the last minute. The APA shouldn't be blamed for your poor planning

Anonymous said...

Panicked grad students: think of this as a lesson in not leaving things to the last minute. The APA shouldn't be blamed for your poor planning

Jesus, get off his/her back. The APA absolutely should be blamed for not having its act together and complicating unnecessarily the submission process.

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