Back Online!

What an exciting day, just had broadband connected at our new address.

The last couple of weeks I have been trying to survive using (horror of horrors) dial-up! It was even more painful than what I had expected. Not having broadband internet felt about the same as not having running water.

Perhaps it did me good to share the plight of those still using dial-up. It did reinforce in my mind the importance of light-weight website design.

I was pleased to discover there were at least a few high-profile websites that were quite usable on dial-up (such as the BBC website - which also manages to make the most of broadband services). It is a shame that not all web designers take the time to consider the poor and needy dial-up users.