web design stuff

The more time I spend thinking about web design, the more easily irritated I am. Take Spork. Look at that lovely, stylish, front cover: it manages to have something of a print aesthetic without being heavy-handed, and it’s clear, simple and eye-catching. Classy.

But then you click on the names, and the links open as new windows. Like I don’t have enough windows cluttering up my screen all the time as it is. Look, I never, ever want any link I click to open as a new screen unless I specifically tell it to.

And you just know that they’re only done it that way because someone didn’t want navigation buttons cluttering up his nice neat page layouts. Humph.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Rik

    My current beef is with bloggers who insist on: 1. using really, really tiny font sizes; and 2. using text colour that’s almost the same as the background colour. Yes, it might look nice, but it’s a bugger to read. I mean, I assume they want me to read their blogs?

    BTW, nice beetles!

  2. Harry

    thanks. Yes, those things are annoying too. I do have some sympathy just because different browser/system/monitor setups are so inconsistent in the way they display things. Text sizes particularly.

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