Then the Lord said to me, â€˜Arise, go down quickly from here, for your web developers whom you have outsourced from India have acted corruptly. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them; they have made themselves cheap plastic pencil toppers.â€™ – ‘Dude’ronomy 911
Because of … and let everyone sing together: “5 Jesus pencil toppers.”
“They are both stupid and foolish; the instruction of idols is but wood [or perhaps plastic?]!” – Jeremiah 10:8
Apostate or apostle, this false image of our Lord not only provides everyone with the near perfect example of how commercialism has lead some down a false path – but because this pencil topper is actually not an eraser – this plastic crap also gives us an object lesson in a not as serious sin I sometimes find on church and charity websites: faux navigation.
False navigation can come in a variety of irritating and confusing forms:
- underlining text that isn’t a hyperlink;
- formatting hyperlinks so they blend into the text;
- menu titles that do not match the title of the pages to which they are navigating;
- anchor links that effectively go nowhere; and
- DuHTML-driven drop-down and slide-in menus that don’t work the same across all browsers or user age groups
“All of them are put to shame and confounded; the makers of idols go in confusion together.” Isaiah 45:16
The point here is to realize that the primary purpose of any navigation is to get a person from point A to point B as intuitively as possible – that is without several pages and/or hours of instruction.
Here’s a good question to ask yourself regarding website navigation: if it’s not obvious, then perhaps it’s over done?
Oh and for those who’d like to discuss the finer theological points of the aforementioned merchandise, please allow me to direct you to a website I myself just discovered as I researched this item: A Little Leaven: Jesus Pencil Toppers – whose description of this item accurately asserts:
Our internal studies have shown that use of the Jesus Pencil Topper in high school classrooms reduces incidences of cheating by .001%. But, it increases blasphemies by 600%.
Tell’m Mean Dean sent ya!