Oh, the humanity!

Coca Cola today launched an online music download service that aims to compete with the iTunes Music Store.

I don’t think Apple have much to worry about.

If you go to MyCokeMusic.com, you will first be presented with an eye-searingly garish red page. Clicking on the single graphic in the centre of the red, red page spawns a pop-up window.

The pop-up window contains, get this… a Flash intro.

Luckily there’s a “skip intro” button which spawns yet another window that contains… well, in my browser, it contains absolutely nothing. Nada. Zip.

Viewing the source of the page reveals a horrible browser-sniffing piece of JavaScript that promises to keep many other browsers from proceeding any further.

All in all, it’s a dreadful user experience.

I don’t normally bother doing critiques of websites but MyCokeMusic.com serves as an example of just how easily a high-profile site can get it so completely wrong.

Unless, of course, they’re far cleverer than I’m giving them credit for and their plan all along was to create a website that feels like Coca-Cola tastes: sickly and unsatisfying.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote Brighton pier collapses again

Is this going to happen every time I leave Brighton?