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Web Design: What is good and what is bad

December 15, 2013

Web Design: What is good and what is bad

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What is acceptable and desirable in web-design is a matter of dispute. However, there are elements that may look rather ridiculous and sometimes even harmful on multiple pages.


  • Replacing the status line. Users often look at this line when they are not sure whether the page has completely loaded or else some components are still being processed. It is not recommended to place any kind of “scrolling” or other things here. Do not touch this line, since it totally belongs to the user.
  • Alert, Confirm, Prompt. Have you seen a site, offering to add a site to your favorites with intervals of 2-3 minutes ? Every time a window pops up asking to enter the name of the user it is unlikely to create a rather optimistic mood.
  • Window riot reminds a war with cockroaches, where you should put pressure on the crosses in the upper right corner of the “rioting” windows. Soon a new “phobia” – the fear of windows will emerge. And here users will hardly wait for the pop-up windows to load. On many sites you can see a warning that the link opens in a new window. And this is only a link, besides some people open links in a new window with the right mouse button so as not to return to the previous page.
  • This page is better to be viewed. The user himself knows what and how to view. And it is better to adapt the page to both popular browsers. Lately, when Linux became very common, it seemed that Netscape would also increase its share in the Internet. But that just does not happen. Why? Imagine you are looking for very important information, find the URL, click on a link and here it is. . . The thing is that the corporate website was done by non-professionals who probably forgot to close a tag, or did not know about the existence of the tag, error in the JavaScript- program. And the page was tested only in IE without the slightest idea that it did not appear in Netscape. Therefore, the majority uses IE as it is less sensitive to errors.
  • What is your IP address , what operating system you use, what is the video mode, browser type, etc. The user definitely has no need for such staff. If there is free space on the page fill it in with an anecdote – it will turn out to be more useful.
  • The window opens in full screen mode, and lines of verses appear. Instead of viewing the page the user will more likely try to close it. At least give the user a choice to skip the loading of hundreds of kilobytes.

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