Text Patterns - by Alan Jacobs

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

the anguish of the English teacher

Take a look at this. Beautiful, no? I mean, this is web design — color, layout, typography — at something close to its best. Except for the spelling errors and the missing word, in about fifty words of text. I mean, as they say on ESPN, Come on, man!

They tell me they’re fixing it, so by the time you see it the errors may be gone, in which case, just enjoy the artfulness. But how can people put so much time and talent and energy into designing something so beautiful and then not bother to check to see if their spelling of “satellite” is the right one? Yeeeeeessshh. UPDATE: They corrected one of the errors, but others remain, and I even found an additional one at the bottom of the page. Ateries?