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Most Annoying Website Today

Category : General Web Info

I’d like to nominate Forbes.com as being the most annoying websites I’ve seen so far today. I have nothing good or bad to say against the printed magazine, or it’s content, but the website turned me way off.

For starters, the first thing I saw when I went to the site via an organic SE link was a full page flash add for Symantec. Clicking a box at the top of the screen allowed me to close their “welcome screen” as they called it and go to the content I actually wanted to read.
When the actual page opened a small flash video started to play at about 10% volume. This is not a post about whether you should auto play with volume or not – in most cases you should not auto play a video with sound on– but to post a video at 10% volume is both confusing and annoying as I couldn’t make out any words and further had no idea what application I had open was producing the whisper.

Forbes: Have some balls or don’t play. If your going to break the norm and play a video with sound the least you could do is default it so that I can hear it clearly as something Im not interested in and then turn it off.

2 More sites Launched from HattersWorkshop

Category : Technology, Web Launches

www.spielmandesign.com and www.brennerarchgroup.com have both gone live. I invite you to check them out. I also appreciate any comments left by people who are reading this –be it technical, aesthetic, or creative.

Ill be launching another site later this week so as you can see It’s been pretty busy around these parts.