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Alameda’s new website: from bad to worse

Upon visiting the homepage, a least tern flies across the top of the screen, signaling that this $74,800, no-bid website, which is based on a marketing companies proprietary system, is more flash than substance. From the generic photos the highlight the useless categories, to the lack of people of color featured in almost any photos (hello designers, new census says Alameda is only 56.9% white folk, but of course, this is the same no-bid company that surveyed Alameda business folks to ask if they like doing business in Alameda because of our “homogenous population”), to the useless categories that lead users to a maze of links, this website is a perfect example of the problems of the past 18 months.