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BWF89
July 5th, 2006, 02:33 PM
Found it on Eric Raymonds website, its pretty old by web standards. Posted on August 2003. But still funny.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/html-hell.html

23meg
July 5th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Bad design never gets old.

http://blog.lauralemay.com/archives/000574.html

Engnome
July 5th, 2006, 03:00 PM
HEHEHE...

marquees
So, maybe you think the blink tag and cheesy animations are the worst abuse half-bright websmiths can perpetrate on your retinas? Naaahhhhh. For those times when too much is just not enough, the Great Satan of Redmond has given us <MARQUEE>, which allows you to create animated scrolling marquees at the drop of an angle bracket. This bastard cousin of the blink tag can cause vertigo and seizures in susceptible individuals, reducing them to exactly that state of drooling lobotomized idiocy that's such an essential prerequisite to purchasing Microsoft products. Coincidence? We think not.


http://webpagesthatsuck.com/ 's "The daily sucker" also demonstrates how you should NOT code html :D

atoponce
July 5th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Found it on Eric Raymonds website, its pretty old by web standards. Posted on August 2003. But still funny.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/html-hell.html (http://www.catb.org/%7Eesr/html-hell.html)
That site forgot:

playing music
overuse of Flash
frames
embedded objectsPersonally, my favorite list is at the J-Walk Blog (http://j-walkblog.com/index.php/weblog/petpeeves/).

matthew
July 5th, 2006, 05:07 PM
Great stuff--thanks for the laughs!

fuscia
July 5th, 2006, 05:13 PM
unreadable text/background combinations
The world is full of clowns who think their text pages look better in clown makeup, clashing colors galore (your typical garish-background idiot also pulls this one a lot). The magic words these losers need to learn are "luminance contrast". Your color sense is between you and the Gods of Bad Taste, but if you don't stick to either light text on dark backgrounds or the reverse, you will drive away surfers who like to be able to read without suffering eye-burn.

try reading the ubuntu forums using elinks in console mode. blue print on orange.

B0rsuk
July 5th, 2006, 11:45 PM
http://thedailywtf.com/

Ok, so this site provides mostly programming examples, but many of them are soooo universally ridiculous... that you don't need programming experience to marvel at them. But it helps.

Harold P
July 6th, 2006, 12:58 AM
http://thedailywtf.com/

Ok, so this site provides mostly programming examples, but many of them are soooo universally ridiculous... that you don't need programming experience to marvel at them. But it helps.
http://www.thedailywtf.com/Images/200606/donotInterrupt.gif
haha!

Iandefor
July 6th, 2006, 01:31 AM
That site forgot:
playing music
overuse of Flash
frames
embedded objectsPersonally, my favorite list is at the J-Walk Blog (http://j-walkblog.com/index.php/weblog/petpeeves/).
From The HTML Hell Page:

background MIDI, Flash, Shockwave, and other abominations
Background music takes forever to load, and isn't portable. Flash and Shockwave take forever to load, aren't portable, and are proprietary formats that lock you into a single vendor. When you insult your viewers with crap like this, don't expect them back.

frames
We used to say "frames are for idiots", back when they tanked most browsers. Bordered frames still are; they eat up precious screen space with frame widget cruft. We now grudgingly concede that borderless frames have their uses but if you do them, do them right. Frames that can't be bookmarked still suck, and links that don't replace the whole page when you jump offsite suck even worse. Use frames with extreme caution.

Don't know about embedded objects...

PS: love the daily WTF... especially this one (http://thedailywtf.com/forums/thread/79073.aspx).

atoponce
July 6th, 2006, 05:27 AM
Frames can be perfectly mimicked with CSS and with very little effort. Not only is CSS bookmark friendly and more standards oriented, it is much easier to change the style of the page using CSS than hardcoding it into the HTML.

Embedded objects are nothing but a nightmare. I am talking about using the <embed/> tags to show off movies, short clips, music, flash and other things. Usually, these are from Youtube and/or Google Video and they are very annoying. Especially when the content starts automatically.