pop ups that say:
"you are the 1,000,000 visitor to this site, and you have won a car/cruise/small island"
>> im still the 1,000,000 when i go back tommorrow (well, would be if i ever went back)
"quote ref: kjhfkshfdk to claim your discount - today only!"
>> they actually mean today and for the foreseeable future only
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it's scary how long this thread is... makes you wonder how many webmasters are still stuck in the so called "90s". Time to update :)
So what is "so March" in Webmaster World threads.
What are you tired of seeing? ;)
It is called ..."evolution"!
Although everyone desires the new Heckler und Koch P2000 , a good old tommy-gun will do the job as efficient!
Besides,a bad design is always bad design...th "so 90's" ain't that bad!if they are kept up to date on matters of coding and information they convey!
I know this post is old and it has probibally been mentioned before but I think the biggest piece of bad design (and thankfully most people have phased it out) is
Browser Specific Code!
(I mean like scripts and pages that will throw up errors if you are not using the author's faviourite browser.)
This thread is no longer active, but I have to mention the two most abused 90s design techniques:
Beveled text and drop shadows.
Black background pages
Multiple pop ups
Difficult to read text with bad colors on a dark background.
Too much scrolling
Page under construction
Tiled images on the background
too many images
If you believe the various Google threads on this site, the most 90s thing for a lot of people would be appearing in the SERPS :)
Never ventured out of the css forum, so I only read up to page 6 on this thread to get the gist:
Tables used for layout (if only little Timmy had enough time to sort those stylesheets out straight away, which is what he intended.)
Designers using micro-fonts
Designers using fonts that can't scale relatively.
Designers not caring about accesibility, just what looks cool.
Designers treating the web like it's print, and not using it for what it really is.
Catering for only one browser
People not setting a background colour for their website when they want it be white, forgetting the configured background colour for some browsers isn't white.
It all depends on what part of the 90's you're talking about. A year in the real world is like several years in the IT world. Also, the WWW is relatively new.
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