Monday, August 24, 2009

Link to Article on Web Annoyances

I usually try really hard to not just post links to other articles on my blog. I'm all about creating original content but this article was just too good not to share with everyone.

If you design sites, create content that goes on the web (whether that be words or pictures or whatever), or develop and code sites you need to read this: "The 65 Most Annoying things about the Web Today" from UXByDesign.org blog.


This article lists a number of specific annoyances and issues for just about anyone that surfs the internet and uses website, from a variety of different categories including design, information find-ability, content strategy, forms, technology and functionality.


Some of my top favorites are:
  • Splash screens
  • Illegible text
  • Busy backgrounds
  • Contact info (namely the lack of a phone number)
  • Unscannable article content
  • Spelling and grammar
  • Small product images
  • Unreadable captchas on forms (I really hate this one)
  • Pop-up ads
  • Interstitial web-pages
  • Internet Explorer 6 (yes, please make it crawl away and die)
  • Entire sites built in Flash
There's a lot more in the actual article so I highly recommend you check it out. There's a number that I'm not sure quite deserve to be on this list. But that's just my opinion—go form your own!

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