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Web designers - Please stop using BLACK backgrounds

  1. #11


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Yeah odd backgrounds, font colors can be a pain. I use custom user css styles on my browser for pages such as this, but I can understand your pain if you can't.

    But the worst for me is the use of plugins for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Why the hell does a PC manufacturer site have to use flash in its intro page without anyway to bypass it for example ? This is more and more frequent. I can understand their use for websites that demand interactivity but any professional one where visitors only browse to get information/downloads should avoid plugins or at least provide a simpler alternative link. I don't want cute or pretty, I want functional and fast. Guess I must be the only one.

    Another annoyance is the use of HTML5 video/audio that autoplay automatically and can't be disabled in many browsers, since they aren't considered plugin content and bypass plugin-blocking (I've tried ff/opera and ie 8/9, not sure about others). I hate having anything start playing without my autorization.

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Yeah odd backgrounds, font colors can be a pain. I use custom user css styles on my browser for pages such as this, but I can understand your pain if you can't.

    But the worst for me is the use of plugins for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Why the hell does a PC manufacturer site have to use flash in its intro page without anyway to bypass it for example ? This is more and more frequent. I can understand their use for websites that demand interactivity but any professional one where visitors only browse to get information/downloads should avoid plugins or at least provide a simpler alternative link. I don't want cute or pretty, I want functional and fast. Guess I must be the only one.

    Another annoyance is the use of HTML5 video/audio that autoplay automatically and can't be disabled in many browsers, since they aren't considered plugin content and bypass plugin-blocking (I've tried ff/opera and ie 8/9, not sure about others). I hate having anything start playing without my autorization.
    Agreed.

    There is too much pointless Flash and JavaScript included on a lot of sites.
    As a result, I hate using browsers that don't have script blocking (i.e. FF + NoScript).

    Why are so many sites now demanding that I run "googletagservices.com"?
    They didn't require it a few months ago.
    It doesn't seem to serve any function apart from p****** me off.
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