So I logged on to MLSLI a couple days ago and it appears that  they’ve updated their search function. The  search is now a little more Web 2.0-ish with some  Javascript behind the scenes changing the town search options based on what county you pick.  On the old search you had to select County and Search Type, then click through to a second page so you could pick your towns and other search criteria.  Now you can run your entire search from one page. Welcome to 2004 guys. Well done. Unfortunately, if you don’t link to a house properly you get a page full of Cold Fusion errors, but one thing at a time here.

Unfortunately, as the title of the post says, the place still looks like ass. In fact, it doesn’t look all that different than it did back in 1998 when I worked on it.

Way back in 1997/98 I worked for the now-defunct Long Island Savings Bank as a web programmer and consultant.  LISB had a contract with MLSLI to host and update and ended up doing a lot of that, although I didn’t do any of the basic design. Please don’t blame me for that.

Sadly in all this time, with zillions of web hits under its belt, MLSLI still looks like something I would have been embarrassed to put on my CV back in 1998. You’d think they could hire a graphics guy or something.

Oh well. Baby steps people. Baby steps.