eGames & Entertainment Expo

eGames & Entertainment Expo
With possibly the worst-designed website promoting a computing industry event, the eGames & Entertainment Expo is going to be kicking strafing off in Melbourne from the 17-19th of November 2006. I have high hopes for this event because the E3 has been scaled down, giving a great opportunity for any entertainment exhibition to gain a large amount of visitors and exhibitors. But the seriousness and professionalism of the organisers has me worried.

  • Did anyone actually check-over and approve this website? Look at the document title, “Entertinment”?
  • Who designed the site? If you turn off CSS styles, it actually looks better. Did this designer know how to use padding?
  • The lack of content about anything is distressing.
  • The “Visitor Info” page has “computers” listed as some of the things you’ll see at the expo.
  • “Video games” and “computer games” are different somehow?
  • There isn’t even a list of exhibitors. Is anyone coming?
  • Under “Exhibitor Info – Floor Space”, apparently there is “Space only available”. It kills me to ask, what isn’t available?
  • It’s always frightening when one of the pages has the heading “under construction”. Did someone bring back Web 1.0?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. To the organisers, if you’re reading this, I wouldn’t mind a press-pass for the VIP media event on the 17th.

3 insightful thoughts

  1. It’s a good way to score a press pass – can the website :)

    Well, we agree. The site was a temporary effort that was in place while we were focusing on the structure and content of the expo. As we hadn’t made a formal announcement about the expo publicly we hadn’t put a lot of emphasis on the site to that point.

    Well behind the scenes things were different. We have been actively building a site that truely reflects not only the expo itself but also the industry it represents. If you pay it a visit now you will find more details about the expo as well as the EGE blog that will keep you up to date with content, activities, exhibitors and featured products that will continue to be updated in the lead up to the expo. Make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed to stay up to date.

    We look forward to you visiting the expo as there will be something there for everyone with an interest in electronic games and interactive entertainment.

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