Archive: February 23rd, 2002

Web rage hits the internet

This is why it’s important that we build usable, intuitive websites - Web rage:

"High on people’s stress meter is the length of time it takes websites to appear, help buttons that do not offer any help and requests for personal details before being allowed into a site."

No argument here. I would also add annoying pop-up (or even worse, pop-under) ads to the list.

Luckily, there is a place to go when the online mood turns sour. "Moments of Simplicity " is designed to soothe the savage surfer.

Unfortunately, it pops up a new browser window without asking. That’s the last straw. My keyboard is hurtled across the room and my mouse is bitten in half as I attempt to use it to stifle my howl of anger.

Metaphorically speaking, of course.