I love when websites make assumptions and refuse to work for me. Today I tried to use one that assumed I was on mobile, I guess because of my window size. When I maximized the window, it would load.
If Your Website Wants Me To Confirm That I'm Human When Finding It From A Search Engine Its A Lost Sale
I have been noticing more often that websites are doing the annoying confirm that you’re a human thing. I’ve had a few store websites do that upon clicking from the search engine. That is a lost sale from me at least.
I have been wondering why it is that so many websites seem to overcomplicate things. I think that dangers have contests to see how many clicks at can take to do normal things.
This is for a major company’s website not just some brand new company. The company begging with the letter V needed me to update my card for billing as the old one is expiring. No big deal I thought. Annoyingly my address has a half in it which every once in a while becomes problematic when trying to order something. Too many of these large cooperation’ website try to verify the address is valid.
I was searching to see if there’s a method to disable the stupidly used and unnecessary fade in effect that so many pages seem to use these days. There’s nothing like waiting for the stupid fade ins when things can load pretty much instantly now. This is really noticeable with discourse based sites. Between that and the “infinite scroll” that they use it really makes things so much slower than they need to be.
I saw a link to a website with an article about Corona Virus last night so I decided to read it. The websites header took up a quarter of the screen and there was no way to make it go away. It was far too much of a distraction to read the article. I hadn’t seen these type of headers in a while but they seemed to be more of a fad a few years back.
I just spent entirely too much time trying to sign up for a a grocery store’s delivery or in our case pick up at the door service. They really do make that whole thing far more difficult than it has to be but I get it. They want you to go into the store and impulse buy stuff. The problem with going into stores right now is the whole inconvenience of them wanting you to follow lines and arrows and go through hopes in the name of social distancing yet other people just do what ever they want and have gathering chit chatting in the isles anyways.
I just visited Samsung’s website to find out something about my SSD. They’re website has been shit for as long as I can remember, even back when I had a note 5 phone. When I clicked support to find out just out of pure curiosity whether there are any firmware updates available for it after reading about a bug in a different brand. I don’t doubt there are firmware updates since SSDs basically are controlled by their own mini computer.
We’ve all come across the stupid endless scrolling where when you hit the bottom of the screen it loads more entries. One some of the social media sites it sort of makes sense since that sort of stuff is virtually endless but quit with the auto refresh shit so you lose your place in the middle of reading a post. The real annoying use of this that comes to mind are two types of sites.
I may have posted about this before but it certainly still seams to apply to this day. Why are restaurant websites so shitty? What does a fancy animated logo add to the website and what do they gain from having a menu system that only works with java script? Then you also have to just love the stupid PDF file food menu. We do go to this place and I do like it a lot but if I hadn’t already been there the website would have turned me off
What is the deal with restaurants having such terrible websites. The worst aspect is how so many of them have a poor picture of the menu instead of text.
I looked up a local pizza place’s website to see if they deliver. Their website was a train wreck. All sorts of pointless flash as used.
The other day I stumbled on a website for a pizza place in our town while searching to see if they have a website with a menu. I wanted to see if they had anything new. I always enjoy their food. What was really disappointing was to see that the whole site is just flash. except for a link to the designer’s website of course and what I see as a spammy area of text with keywords for search engine purposes.