I use a Mac. A lot of people use Macs.
We're not all weirdos.
However there is nothing more annoying than a website that explicitly tells you that your choice of computer will not work:
If it was a simple bit of brochureware I wouldn't mind as much, though I'd still think it was a bit odd.
However it's not.
It's the ecommerce site for Argos in the Spanish market. That they've chosen the rather odd domain argos-spain.co.uk is a possible indication of their online strategy. The Argos group owns the domain argos.eu as well, but it's not doing anything at the moment, apart from possibly gathering virtual dust. (The .es would have been a more obvious and better choice, but a Spanish company has it)
Of course the funny thing is that the site does work fine on a Mac. It probably works fine on Linux as well, though I haven't had a chance to test it yet ..
There are other oddities littered around the site, but this one amused me:
Doesn't that look like a selector? Well you'd be wrong. There's only one country in the dropdown, so why on earth is it a dropdown? And why "zip code"? Shouldn't it be "post code" ?
And if you think I'm just some cranky raincoat who sits in his room all night trying to find broken websites, then maybe I should explain how I got onto the Argos Spain site in the first place.
Seems like someone has broken the Argos Ireland site quite badly.
If you try to go to the main page of argos.ie you immediately get redirected to the .co.uk, which isn't much use as:
- all the prices are in Sterling
- the catalogue is different
- it doesn't list the Irish shops, so you can't check if they have the items in stock
Ah well ..
You can get to the Argos Ireland site eventually, but you have to get there via the UK site... and the URLs are "interesting" to say the least ..
Now if only they'd fix that redirect ...