Annoying Web

Annoying Web

The 65 Most Annoying things about the Web Today. by Bradley Hebdon. We’ve come a long way on the web today. Or have we?  While we’ve innovated in many areas, we’ve also continued to disregard pre-existing issues. And in some cases, we have also created new ones. Here is my list of the top 65 most annoying things about the web today. They’re in no particular order, but I have organized them into what I consider core groups. Using the Web can still be a very annoying experience! Poor Design Illegible text. I can’t read that, it’s too small. And what on earth is that font called? Busy backgrounds.  Oh MySpace, why do you allow users to create profiles like that? My eyes hurt. Obscure links. I’m confused, can I click on that or not? Oh I get it, you don’t want me to view other pages. Flyouts that are too large. Holy crap Yahoo!  This is a page within a flyout! Drop-down menu navigation too many levels deep. OK, if I slowly move my mouse this way first… dammit Jim, I’m a doctor not a magician! Complicated navigation. I just want to get to that page, the one over there! Oh I see, you want me to complete the maze first. Abused centerpieces. Aren’t centerpieces supposed to serve as mechanisms for promotion, rather than areas to cram an entire page’s worth of content into itself? Call me an idealist, I guess. Poor navigation labels. Give me a clue and use labels that make sense! Clutter & chaos. With no emphasis or information hierarchy, it’s difficult for me to know what to...