Web week

You’d think that, having a strong telecoms and tech practice, Bird & Bird (www.twobirds.com) would have one of the swankiest websites around. But any first-time visitor to the site would have their illusions shattered, with ­uninspiring graphics and text so randomly placed that even Nostradamus would have trouble ­making head or tail of it.


• Bird sh*t

You’d think that, having a strong telecoms and tech practice, Bird & Bird (www.twobirds.com) would have one of the swankiest websites around. But any first-time visitor to the site would have their illusions shattered, with ­uninspiring graphics and text so randomly placed that even Nostradamus would have trouble ­making head or tail of it.

Well, that’s all about to change with a long ­overdue website update. Computer company Sword Group will be handling the new website and updating the firm’s online servers.

Karen Jacks, head of IT at Bird & Bird, said: “Building the site on the new MOSS platform with Sword’s assistance will enhance our online presence with more effective content management and enhanced functionality.
It also places our web ­presence within our MOSS strategy.”

It all sounds a bit medieval – especially the bit about the moss strategy, which we gather was developed by the firm’s rolling stone committee.
Has no one told Bird & Bird that building on a moss platform is asking for trouble? Too mushy by far, we reckon.

• Dude, where’s my bar?

If you like your law news fresh and tangy in the morning, then Legal Juice (www.legaljuice.com) is worth a look. If only for the Texas-style editorial comments.

The site reports on a Mr Hogg, who has been arrested for drink driving 13 times. Legal Juice says: “You may have guessed that this didn’t happened in the United States. Dude would have been executed, at least.”

Yeah, at the very least executed, maybe even some time in jail after the execution.