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Reasons why you hit 'back' instantly.
Eeek
phidentity




msg:287762
 1:07 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

You see several huge java applets loading.

I hit back before my browser crashed from 10 java applets trying to load at the same time.

Shame, they were #1 for what I was looking for! What a waste!

Jon

 

limbo




msg:287763
 1:29 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

..... loading .....

hannamyluv




msg:287764
 3:01 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sounds. I will immediately hit the back button if a site has music or sound that plays on load.

supermanjnk




msg:287765
 4:21 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

pop up windows.

Milamber




msg:287766
 4:38 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

marquee... flashing animated gifs...

RussellC




msg:287767
 4:44 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

flash intro with no skip button.

encyclo




msg:287768
 5:12 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

The applet thing is why I disable Java in the browser. I never need it, and no real site uses it. I also have my speakers switched off unless I specifically need them.

I instantly hit "Back" if a site displays a popup which beats my blocker, if the background is black or very dark (because I find such sites competely unreadable for my eyes), if there is a flash intro (with or without a skip function), or if it uses tiny text or no contrast. I also hit "Back" after 10 seconds absolute maximum if the page hasn't loaded.

Essex_boy




msg:287769
 5:26 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Flash intro. cant stand em

monkeythumpa




msg:287770
 8:15 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

music

vkaryl




msg:287771
 8:25 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Any and/or all of the above.

iamlost




msg:287772
 9:55 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

You just described my son's elementary school website.

The kids built it themselves.
It is so very tacky: every possible over-the-top design ever attempted on the web is now available in one location. If it flashes, moves, is bright and glittering, and loud it is included.
The kids are so very proud of it.

I remember my first website design. It wasn't all that different. Have I improved or just gotten old?

phidentity




msg:287773
 10:02 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

The rules change for childrens websites :)

Jon

vkaryl




msg:287774
 3:29 am on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

phidentity is right: all bets are off if this is a site built by under-drinking-agers.

Leosghost




msg:287775
 11:43 am on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anything that says "the site you are looking for has moved ..you are about to be redirected etc "

Macguru




msg:287776
 1:55 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

When they disabled my back button... sorry. :)

All of the above, but those 'designer's'full screen pop ups with everything disabled feels a bit invasive. Window resizing works every time for me.

Another thing, maybe it's just me, but the picture of a super model with a fullrack smile and a phone headset looks as phony as an info commercial, I zap them too.

encyclo




msg:287777
 2:06 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't say it too loudly but...

Macguru is back!

Is this a casual visit or can we have a party to welcome you home?!

lawman




msg:287778
 3:26 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello Macster. Good to hear from you. :)

createErrorMsg




msg:287779
 4:06 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Any site where I have to actually figure out which part is the content.

cmatcme




msg:287780
 5:14 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

adfarms

lZakl




msg:287781
 5:28 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Any place where I canít find navigation or pertinent material to what I am searching for within seconds.

(However, Firefox's 'find' tool has kept me at a few sites I normally would have dumped)

SEOMike




msg:287782
 6:11 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

A site that sends my browser through a series of redirects

A site with animated gifs

A site with those annoying sliding advertisements

A site with sound

A site with that annoying talking "person" on the site

A site that has it's main nav linking to a different site

A site with pop-ups

Any site with the "shoot the monkey" advertisement :)

plumsauce




msg:287783
 6:45 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)


all of the above,

plus:

your browser is not welcome here

Macguru




msg:287784
 8:21 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

or can we have a party to welcome you home?!

Since when you need a reason to throw a party encyclo? You got married or something? :) Thanks for the welcome back.

Good to 'see' you again lawman!

How are you getting along with the new partners?

<back on topic>

Hordes of tiny country flags linking to Babel Fish translations...

encyclo




msg:287785
 8:57 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

You got married or something? :)

I already am. My wife doesn't let me party! ;)

<back on topic again>

Sideways scrolling. No paragraphs, Porr speeling!

[edited by: encyclo at 9:45 pm (utc) on Mar. 18, 2005]

createErrorMsg




msg:287786
 9:35 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Paragraphs of page content marked-up as a <hx>eader.

A horizontal scrollbar.

Pictures of naked people.

Macguru




msg:287787
 10:30 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

My wife doesn't let me party! ;)

Do you still let her shop?

<back on topic again>

Anyone mentioned dolphins or unicorns?

plumsauce




msg:287788
 12:15 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)


My wife doesn't let me party!

that would be para 3, subpara 2 of the standard marriage contract :)

encyclo




msg:287789
 2:05 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do you still let her shop?

Equality is important in a marriage. We both have an equal right to buy clothes and shoes. ;)

Actually, she hates shopping as much as me. And she's arranged an evening out for my birthday that I wasn't supposed to know about. Ah, the joys of married life!

<yes, I know, keep it on topic>

Don't forget flowery backgrounds, or everything on the page centered.

phidentity




msg:287790
 8:04 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

You sneaky, sneaky, sneaky senior members!

<on topic: you need 'THIS PLUGIN YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF' for this site to work...>

2by4




msg:287791
 10:07 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

"if the background is black or very dark"

Encyclo, web developer toolbar, disable page colors, makes the page fully readable right away, helpful when the page has actual information on it.

Almost never see any of those annoying things though, adblock takes care of almost all of it, and one come through, I just add that to my blocked list.

Flash intro, definitely, goodbye, never really see popups so wouldn't know, long lists of forum topics when I'm searching for something specific, which google would filter those out.

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