Great presentation by Luke Wroblewski on “What Every Web Designer Should Know.”
Computerworld magazine highlights 10 biggest Web annoyances, which is right on target, except they forgot to include Pop-ads that keep coming up on their site as well other millions of sites on the web. So here is their list of top 10 annoyances:
- Dubious privacy policies
- Difficult online forms
- Overcommercialization of the Web
- Need for standards
- Trolls in forums
- Buying event tickets
- Web 2.0 help doesn’t help
- The expense of e-books
- Disappointing Web video
- Boring virtual worlds
You can read the full article on their web site.
Reading this article made me come up with my own top 10 web annoyances, here they are:
- Blog Spammers
- Endless pop-up ads on popular web sites
- Flash ads that automatically expand over content areas
- Flash intros on sites without ‘skip intro’ options
- Autoloading music and avatars on sites
- Overuse of AJAX without purpose and function
- Reset buttons on Web Forms
- Animated banner ads
- Snap Preview screens for all links on a web page
Share your web annoyances by commenting below.
There are several web design and development conferences that are coming up this Fall and in Spring 2008. Here is a short list of some of the best ones I recommend:
An Event Apart San Francisco
October 4–5, 2007
San Francisco, CA
Adaptive Path MX East Conference
October 21-23, 2007
Voices That Matter: Web Design
October 22-25, 2007
San Francisco, CA
Future of Web Design
November 6-8, 2007
New York, NY
Web Builder 2.0
December 3-5, 2007
Las Vegas, NV
February 11-15, 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
Adobe’s New Online Video Editing Tool
Adobe came out with a new variations of Adobe Premiere and Photoshop Elements that let’s Photobucket users edit videos online through these programs. This is Adobe’s new strategy to shift it’s desktop based software to the web and make it available as a web service, just like Microsoft’s Office Live or Google’s “Office.”
Interactive online t-shirt designs.
Say Hello to Pipes – Yahoo Relaunches Online Aggregator
According to news stories, Pipes was so popular that Yahoo expereienced a melt down when it first launched its aggregator servce.
Make Room, Wikipedia: Internet-based Collaboration Could Change the Way We Do Business
Article from Knowledge@Wharton newsletter.
Web Design Contracts: Why Bother
Digital Web Magazine article that explores different aspects of web design contracts and why you should have one.
Easy to use online task management tool.
Tutorial: CSS Hack to display percentage bar
Upcoming Event: An Event Apart Boston: March 26-27, 2007