I’m Getting Secret Messages In Maintenance Pages

Our long distance dedication comes today from Justin, who writes from Minneapolis, Minnesota:

i’m waiting for the snarky piece on target.com being incommunicado for so long

Well, Justin, here is your snark. The Target Web site was indeed up and down a lot on Tuesday morning, with the following message displaying and looking awful when viewed in IE:

Target destroyed

I especially love the message from the guys in the computer room at the bottom: We’re up and running here. Bully for you.

But the lesson for the rest of us, as demonstrated by Target.com: Check browser compatibility of your error and maintenance messages. I doubt that page is Section 508 compliant.

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