On a couple of my smallbiz lists, we’ve been discussing petpeeves about websites.
My list: music, scrolling text, excessive use of popups/under, Quicktime (I think I just need to update something and I don’t have time, so I hate that stupid alert), the huge text in lots of different colors, Flash (when they don’t give me an “out”), and the fancy stuff that follows your cursor.
Everyone who is complaining mentions the popups and popunders, which I really don’t mind. Some people claim to never return to a site if there is a popup/under. But these can be really useful, and I want to use one max, maybe even have it close by itself.
The other thing I really don’t mind is ads. (Except for those X-10 and casino ones and the really annoying ones Yahoo did for a bit) I figure that’s part of many sites’ revenue, and if I’m using a service for free and get a lot out of it, that’s the price I’m willing to pay.
So my question for you experts is “What ISthe big deal with one or two popups and some blinking ads?”
Frankly, I’m surprised we don’t see more ads here on Oriented.