How to have an annoying webpage

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    ~ Cover it with sparklee stars and such
    ~ Have an annoying song blasting in the background
    ~ Make an error typing HTML, and see some of it leaked on the page
    ~ CLICK HERE AND HERE AND HERE AND HERE
    ~ Banner ads. I can't for the LIFE OF ME think of ANYONE that actually CLICKS on a banner ad
    ~ Static backgrounds. This one is a matter of opinion, but I find pages with static backgrounds are hard to read while scrolling
    ~ Bright turquoise backgrounds
    ~ Use the <blink> and <marquee> tags like there is no tomorrow
    ~ Use that dammed .php5 extension
    ~ FRAMES
    ~ Requires IE? Get the hell of the internet.
    ~ 100% flash-based site
    ~ The following:

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    Click here to contact our prize department!!

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  2. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'd also add, "Write something on the webpage that nobody cares about."
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  5. 4D4M macrumors regular

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    Yeah. God, is there anything more annoying and misguided than that? It wasn't even clever in 1996, I can't for the life of me work out why people still do it.

    Here's another: Endlessly repeated key phrases on the home page in a lame attempt to get a good search engine ranking.
     
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  7. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Needed to vent did we? Okay, I'm game. How about:

    Use LOTS of script fonts
    :hover dropdown menus rule!
    Underline lots of text so that it looks like links and confuses your users.
     
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  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    pages with an image, of say an iPhone, with a white background when the background should match the page color.

    Blogs about things people found on the internet, unless they're really clever and not just an amalgamation of google news and engadget.

    I really hate when people build an entire site in tables.

    ummm I dislike gigantic images that are put into thumbnails, so I have to wait for a huge image to load into a tiny square.
     
  11. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It took me a few reads to get it, but LOL :)
     
  12. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    1. SHOUTING!!!!
    2. Pictures of your cat doing something cat's don't usually do (or so you think)
    3. background pictures in a repetitive fashion
    4. Dark background, white narrow text
    5. unicorns
    6. MIDI versions of a song playing in the background
    7. pretty much everything on google's CADDIE april fools day joke
     
  13. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  16. diemos macrumors 6502

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    wow that website is hilarious. good stuff. thanks.
     
  17. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    Every web site needs a spinning logo with flames.
     
  18. Little HZ macrumors regular

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    #18
    And be sure to use EVERY color in your crayon box. (With a different font to match each color!) :p
     
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  20. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    And not just for headers, but for blog posts and just general page dribble.
     
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    #22
    Fixed that for you.
     
  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Another pretty annoying thing is when html spills out of a page. Like a tag isn't closed properly and the page is all messed up because of it.
     
  24. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    No kidding, that's like the online equivalent of muffin topping.
     
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