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09-24-2002, 09:59 PM #31Originally posted by DuMaurier69
does this mean ur brain isn't
just joking with ya dave
09-25-2002, 03:27 PM #32
1. black or red backgrounds with yellow fonts
2. no right click
3. slow loading gfx/flash
4. every pixel of whitespace filled with something
5. old info - wtf have a blogger and not post more than once every 2 mo.s
6. center justification - screams "I'm a newbie"
7. disclaimer that states best viewed with IE @ 800x600 - in other words, forget using Mozilla, Opera or NS
8. commercial sites that have more JS than content just to compensate for the fact the designer can't code cross browser
I'll stop here...
Some junk I have run into recently
Adds a registry entry that displays a small search window when I clicked stop in my IE browser. At least they had a link to dload a script to restore the registry setting. Not sure where I picked up this thing.
Free Host adds Gator download popup
Last edited by HTML; 03-20-2007 at 12:42 PM.
09-25-2002, 05:11 PM #33
09-26-2002, 11:37 AM #34Originally posted by Dave
ok I lied
No, you didn't.
10-02-2002, 06:37 PM #35
Am too far into the forest of learning .js and .css skills to notice many trees these days but have begun placing my favorite sites and short reasons at http://www.baadsite.com - most are fairly obvious choices upon first glance at them.
Some are there because they tweak my brain and cause me to smile at their originality or creativity - have a long way to go before that page is even half-way completed and it's harder doing so when I hardly ever browse around the net any more -- too damn busy updating my 800+ web sites for the new .css and .js capabilities and making some of them look good for the first times in their lives.
Last edited by HTML; 03-20-2007 at 12:43 PM.
10-03-2002, 03:37 AM #36
I would never get any sleep...NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!
10-03-2002, 09:37 AM #37
We should all keep the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method in mind as pointed out to me by Dave. I have redeveloped my site and now it loads faster, it's easier to use and even though there are no more 'gimicks' it looks a lot better (I think).
Looks like we all have the same idea of what a bad site is - No intros, no unnecessary downloads and no pop ups!
10-03-2002, 10:10 AM #38
Yes, I subscribe to that too. BUT, keeping it simple still amounts to a ton of work unless you know enough at the start about site building to go with headers and footers and include files, etc to make upkeep more managable.
Now my host, who is also my son, has a few strict rules that even he won't break because of a dos attack that brought our sites down on another server.
He's got his own server and now he is so security conscious he only makes changes to tighten security.
Since I was on there too I fully understand. No include files, no telnet, cgi bin is the only place for executables, etc, etc.
Makes it hard for an adventurer like me that likes to try out new things.
I have to say that he was the one that started me on this computer thing three years ago and his urging (read browbeating ) has always been to keep it simple.
So I do...I don't like to as I love all the bells and whistles...but I do..
10-03-2002, 06:55 PM #39
Don't worry. We all have to learn the hard way (that's what learning is all about) before arriving at the KISS solution that would have saved a lot of time had it been known at the beginning - but then the journey to get there wouldn't have been as interesting, enlightening, challenging and just plain fun.
10-07-2002, 01:08 AM #40
i've surfed over lots of web sites, and a few things that really drives me crazy are:
1. disable right click + keyboard + highliting
2. too much pop-ups on load or on exit(and i especially hate the pop up that says: set "searchxxx" as your homepage?)
3. too much animations(flash) or flash that don't allow ppl to skip intro on index
4.have all these missing codes in them: ?/body, ?/ table...etc.
5.have huge fonts every where
6. hard to navigate--navigation bar slowly appearing at the bottom, very hard to identify
7.freezes screen on load for about 20 seconds pages(e.g www.manutd.com)
8.alerts on load or on exit
i think that's it. i think if u have made a web site that "violates" any of the "rules" above, try to modify it--at least a bit. it'll probably give your visitors a better opinion
Last edited by HTML; 03-20-2007 at 12:43 PM.
10-08-2002, 11:06 PM #41
Agree and would add
9. Enter here pages that don't give a clue as to why you'd want to "enter here."
11-01-2002, 10:18 AM #42
Here's another several that really irk me:
- pop-ups on exit
- pop-ups that don't appear except on the taskbar and have to be removed via C-A-D
- pop-ups that must be moved to get at their eXit 'X' in the upper right corner (may show up centered on other than 800 x 600 screens)
- pop-ups that load another pop-up when they're exited
- sites that require registration to get at really lame data or information that doesn't require personalization
- sites that want email addresses for no reason other than to build up a junk email list
- sites that keep asking one to click in order to proceed further (I no longer even click the first one)
- sites that give one no clue as to what they're about on the first screen seen
11-01-2002, 10:53 AM #43
I like pages that:
1. Don't have an 'enter here' gateway
2. Make efficient use of subtle graphics.
3. Concentrate on content rather than flash (pun intended)
4. Use the three (or four) click navigation rule.
5. Use correct spelling and grammar.
6. Show that pride is involved in the development and maintenance.
2. Spelling and grammer mistakes.
3. Looooooooong menus.
4. Looooooooong loading times. (unless the subject matter calls for it ie. hi res photos of original artwork )
5. I'll admit, I often check the source and I am disappointed when the code has a long way to go to pass validation. It's sort of like improve. What you're seeing might not be the intended effect.
6. Un-necessary animations.
7. 'UNDER CONSTRUCTION'. Why would I browse a half finished book?
8. Eggplant (both the colour and the food)
9. Noise (music?) where not necessary.
10. Et al.
12-12-2002, 04:30 PM #44
three click navigation rule? wazzat?
12-12-2002, 07:23 PM #45three click navigation rule? wazzat?