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August 3, 2015 at 4:02 am #205937JerbaParticipant
I usually stumble upon little things on websites which honestly drive me crazy and it bewilders me that sometimes I notice them on big, high traffic websites.
One of the most soul crushing things as of now for me is; image sliders that essentially reload (not necessarily, but I’m sure you know what I mean, url modifying is perhaps a better way to describe it) the page to change the image, I notice this on quite big ecommerce websites when i’m viewing product rotations and then when I want to go back to the product listings I have to hit the back button in the browser an excessive amount of times to backtrack through all the image rotations.
If there’s a feedback section available I’ll always point out things like this regardless to whether I expect them to actually read it or not, just to be helpful.
Is there anything that you see on websites nowadays that drives you crazy?August 4, 2015 at 2:12 am #206041SenffParticipant
This is my current major annoyance: http://www.marksenff.com/user-experience/popups-are-making-a-comeback/August 4, 2015 at 11:13 am #206074nkriscParticipant
Sites that hijack my scrolling and/or implement a custom scrollbar.August 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm #206078
Crazy’s a big word but I find it annoying when a site is based on JS and there is no fallback resulting in showing a blank page or an endless loading spinner when scripting is disabled.August 5, 2015 at 8:27 am #206114SenffParticipant
when scripting is disabled.
@Shikkediel, honest question: when does this ever happen nowadays?August 5, 2015 at 8:49 am #206118
I usually end up turning it on (temporarily) anyway but definitely not all the FB tracking and what not…
Which brings us to the next annoyance – sites with a humongous amount of ‘useless’ additional scripts.August 5, 2015 at 9:44 am #206126AnonymousInactive
Carousels in general are hard for me. My work uses an old Windows 2000 server install that we remote desktop into. The hardware is pretty old (we still use cassettes to back up our data), so browser repaints are slow. It’ll take a good 10-20 seconds for a page with images to load, and if there’s a carousel that changes image within that time I just can’t do a lot with that page.
Niche problem, but it does have an impact.August 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm #206140
Thanks for the link, Beverleyh. Interesting read, I guess the percentage is quite a bit lower than I mentioned (I recalled that number from a Statcounter account that had been active for a while). Still, the basis (a noscript tag) is usually a minor fix and taking unscripted browsers into account kinda shows consciousness on the designer’s side. It’s mostly the infinite spinners that show a lack thereof.
Yup, I’m sure I’m nitpicking here. B-)August 6, 2015 at 1:34 am #206157Ilan FirsovParticipant
Which brings us to the next annoyance – sites with a humongous amount of ‘useless’ additional scripts.
I cleaned up my blog a bit and removed some Facebook c***. The page loads so much faster now. Kinda makes me think – what was I thinking back then?August 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm #206317
No doubt the intention was good, @Ilan Firsov. But that’s what the evil empires rely on (lol).
At least you’re not cnn.com, this is the result after allowing all scripts twice :
Going off the screen…August 27, 2015 at 6:40 am #207246AtelierbramParticipant
Stumbled upon this one the other day … Got to hit the “Turn bullsh*t on?” link for lol.August 27, 2015 at 11:53 am #207264
Nice one. The huge blocking pop up there’s pretty horrible! Haha. Sites where a similar major cookie agreement blocks everything is usually a back button trigger for me as well.August 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm #207279StephBerthaParticipant
Haha good point!
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