Mink Machine

How to scare away the user

You’ve all heard about this thing called web standards and accessibility by now, but what about user experience? It’s 2009 and we want to use the web for information consumption in an efficient way. Unfortunately several sites still insist on making it difficult for visitors. Here are five efficient tricks to make me leave the site very quickly:

  1. Resize my browser window without asking.
  2. Embed all information content in Flash/Silverlight.
  3. Steal browser keyboard shortcuts with obtrusive Ajax.
  4. Pollute all links with annoying pop-ups.
  5. Use a lot of frames.

If you want to get rid of visitors, make sure to follow these simple rules.

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