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Finlands Best - Validation Schmalidation

HEADS UP! This article was written in 2008. Information provided might not be valid anymore and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Finalists of Grand One ‘08 were announced few days ago. Comparing to finalists of 2006 code quality is getting better but there is still lot of room for improvement.

Table below lists finalists from Best B2C service, Best B2B service and Best infodesign categories. Flash sites were left out. Two interesting numbers are listed.

1. Number of validation errors on frontpage.
2. Percentage calculated by dividing number of lines of html code with number of validation errors.

Lines of code for each site was calculated by executing the following on commandline:

>lynx -source http://www.example.com/ | wc

 

Most validation errors in one page

This years winner has amazing 301 validation errors. Award goes to Valve and Plenware produced kauppalehti.fi. Shared second place goes to TietoEnator, Avarko, QBrick produced ClassicLive. and Elisa Verkkokauppa by Mainostoimisto Ego (hey guys, what happen!?). Both sites have 113 validation errors. Second place goes to TietoEnator, Avarko, QBrick produced ClassicLive with 113 validation errors. YLE’s inhouse production yle.fi receives third place with 100 errors.

Elisa Verkkokauppa was fixed few hours after publishing this. Apparently backend coder had forgot to close <img> tags. It fully validates so I am taking away the second prize. (Yes, I used to work in EGO. Yes, I still work in Taivas Group.)

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5 Tips for Estonians Traveling to Finland With Car

HEADS UP! This article was written in 2007. Information provided might not be valid anymore and should be taken with a grain of salt.

There are some small but crucial differences in driving culture between our two small countries. These facts are observed while living most of my life in Finland and 1.5 years in Estonia. My aim is to help Estonians understand Finnish better (and vice versa).

Radio Sucks

Take your own music with you. Finnish radio absolutely sucks. Programs contain mostly semifunny radiohosts with semifunny jokes. Bad, I mean really bad music. Every single station plays the same Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears songs. Not even any fancy remixes. Just the plain radio versions. Sometimes DJ’s go wild and play some Lordi.

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