Here is a very interesting graphic presentation of the state of websites of various African governments.
You should have look at some of those websites. Many of them remind me of the days of HTML 3, and kindergarten table layouts. Kathleen Ndongmo, who put together the infographic has this to say:
It’s an infographic that in one eye-sweep shows you how critical the situation is today. I have put this together with the fervent hope that those in charge in the 54 African countries will step up to the plate and help give the continent its rightful web presence. Why? Because we?—?Africans?—?are embarassed, we are tired of the endless mediocrity, we have the skills needed to get better functional secure portals (see all the tech hubs, IT Entrepreneurs & Social Entrepreneurs scattered around sub-saharan Africa) and we deserve better.
I agree. This is 2014. Many of those websites look like 1999 jobs – and poor ones at that. The Nigerian government website is classified as poor. Here is what it looks like:
Don’t ask me for who designed it, please.
The original article includes links to all 54 African government websites, so you can check them out for yourself. Go read: The Sorry State of African Government Websites.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.