[Ubuntu-SG] The friendly and un-friendly ...

suhaw koh kohsuhaw at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 07:02:29 UTC 2009

You know about the Singapore Government Web Excellence Awards ?

That website itself is terrible with everything in flash.

But if somebody can list the Open Source-friendly websites here, we can go
vote for them.



2009/10/29 Muhammad Heidir <dave33bravo at yahoo.com.sg>

> On Thu, 2009-10-29 at 12:15 +0800, frasirchan at gmail.com wrote:
> > Following Gov web are Firefox friendly: HDB Immigration Un-friendly Gov
> web
> > site: One-Motoring {consider this Gov because LTA services are here}
> >
> >
> Most of the government websites are unfriendly because they tend to use
> ASP or ASP.NET to power their websites.
> To ask them to convert to PHP or some thing else is a big problem,
> because their infrastructure already revolve around it. The only way is
> to make them follow strict W3C/HTML standards.
> And it is not just government websites, even most educational instuition
> website, namely UniSIM (http://www.unisim.edu.sg). Even worse, they love
> to open pop ups whenever a link is clicked. I have already given
> feedback but still no reply or response.
> But the best i've seen are the banks website. Once you tell them to fix,
> they will get it fixed. (From others experience). So far, I have no
> issue with POSB Internet Banking within Firefox and notably Ubuntu.
> Is there a way to make the government listen to citizens? Or should the
> citizens just listen and get crapped by the government? Maybe I sound
> political here, but its the tax payers money, we deserve something,
> right?
> --
> Best Regards,
> Muhammad Heidir
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