Greetings from Italy! If there is one thing I can describe as "tough" being a tourist in Italy, it must be choosing where to dine. With guide books, hotel leaflets, word-of-mouth and thousands of websites offering reviews and recommendations, food lovers like me are never short of choices. Along the way, however, I rue the thoughtlessness of some of those restaurant websites.
Take last night's dinner for example. Based on my research, I selected these three restaurants in Florence, and like every diner, I need to find out their location, contact details, opening hours and what is offered on the menu:
The Front Page: A Variety of Designs Leads to Variety of Impressions
- Giovanni - another Flash opening that you can't skip, it took 30 seconds to finish loading just the front page. The "index.swf" file is 1.2MB big, and it shows a fancy animation of the restaurant outlook with only another link to click. The contact info is there after choosing a language but just too small to read, and impossible to resize or select as it is in Flash.