December 30, 2008

Madison has ‘image’ problem on Web site

Wisconsin officials say they are ironing out glitches on a state Web site, particularly an image that shows the Capitol --- with a Minneapolis skyline.

A state senator checking on the campaign-finance site noticed that the picture of Madison didn't really look Madisonian, and a little digging revealed the skyline was actually that of the Minnesota city.

I'm looking at that thinking, what the heck? State Sen. Jeff Plale told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The newspaper said Tuesday the image problem was the work of a Connecticut technology company hired to build the Web site, and is being fixed.

A spokesman for the firm, PCC Technology Group, said it was using Minneapolis as a generic skyline shot while it shopped around for a picture of Madison that didn't require a copyright fee.