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What kind of website layouts annoy you?

Discussion in 'Congregation of the Masses' started by Lemonade, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Lemonade

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    upload_2017-4-20_11-29-31.png

    Personally, I think it's a good idea to have your website scale when the page is maximized and when the page is halved (eg windows key + arrow on Windows). Aren't these two options like the most common page widths? Max for the size, half so you can have multiple windows open at once. I use the latter a lot, so I get pretty annoyed at all these sites where there's a sideways scroll bar that cuts off some of the page. On my laptop (1920x1080, regular browser zoom) this happens on sites like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch (doesn't have a scroll, it just cuts stuff off), etc. Am I missing something? Does no one test their pages on half screens or something??

    What else bothers you?
  2. Lemonade

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    Sites with unprofessional subtitles upload_2017-4-20_11-46-49.png

    ok no one can reference this part of smogon now thakn GOD (the OP is still semi-serious, I am actually curious)
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  3. GatoDelFuego

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    The reddit comment methodology of every comment begins its own thread really makes my skin crawl; especially if you're on mobile and you're hallway through a "thread" there's no way to "close" it easily without quickly scrolling to the top or bottom
  4. P Squared

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    Not a fan of those one-page scrolly websites, like these

    https://lahacks.com
    https://www.truecar.com
    http://mypizzaoven.nl/

    They're pretty stylish and I see the appeal of not having to click away to a different page on the site, but idk I don't like the concept. I'd rather open the About page in another tab than scroll down to it yknow
  5. Pyritie

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    anything with teeny tiny text
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  6. WallaceTheChampion

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    The most annoying thing on internet...
  7. kizux

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    The new youtube layout, everything is white without any visible borders, there's no way to access the complete uploads of a channel, and it's just plain ugly.
  8. Rugi

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    any website with multiple small things that expand when you mouse over them thus preventing you from clicking on the small thing that you actually want
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  9. Flareon Blitz

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    Sites like tumblr or deviantart...this last one completely ruining their image layout, gets me on my nerves.
  10. Pilo

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    there isn't a lot of variety in the websites i use since i mostly keep to the same 4 or 5 on the day by day but websites that use ugly fonts tend to get under my skin. ie twitter using times new roman for enlarged tweets a few days ago
  11. faint

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    Really poor/outdated CSS, e.g. Serebii.
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    College application websites suck ass omfg I can't even begin to describe it. You would think UNC would have at least a decent website but holy smokes is the student portal / application directory part of it complete garbage.
  13. toshimelonhead

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    Second only to job application websites, my friend.
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  14. Lemonade

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    include class registration portals in that. It appears the people who design a lot of them them haven't chosen classes before because for example, there's no way to easily see your current working schedule (so you can see conflicts)
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  15. Codraroll

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    Two words:

    Animated ads.

    Worse still, when there are several animated ads blinking in different rhythms all over the page, drawing your eyes anywhere but the relevant text.

    I'm sad to say that even professional websites can fall into this. Here is the website of the largest publication in the Norwegian construction industry: http://www.bygg.no/
    Blinking ads that follow you when you scroll, impossible to block with AdBlock, and a design so hopelessly cluttered I'm astounded that no competitor has risen up to take the crown from these people.

    Not that I haven't seen worse...
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    The smogon layout annoys me.

    Seriously 5 years in re-design? I can't believe so many people still visit with the amount of unfinished work there is on this site.
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    Sites that cram half their functionality in a hamburger menu. You know, these things:
    Show Hide
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    Reddit's layout is the worst one possible.
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    Sites without a night mode/dark background option
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    Mobile versions. They look incredibly bland, and are often just a watered-down version of the site. I never use them, even on mobile.
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  21. General Spoon

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    Any webpage that has video elements that autoplay when the video element is not the entire point of the webpage.
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    yes this, I always get confused as to where the sound is coming from when it turns out to be a video ad at the waaaaay bottom of some random webpage >.>
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  23. Stallion

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    My new favorite trend is the mobile please-keep-scrolling-past-my-ad-to-continue-because-clicking-x-is-so-yesterday. Fuck off.
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  25. Soul Fly

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    not exactly to do with layout but pornhub has this annoying habit of opening up a new tab for adverts with every click you make on the website. And they do this clever thing where sometimes the original tab that you were on starts loading up the ad and the new tab loads up the page you actually want to go to (I imagine to bypass/confuse all manner of pop-up blockers)...so you always have to check before instinctively closing a tab lest you fuck up.

    getting accidentally stuck on a shady online-poker website is a great boner-killer.
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