Web developers never visit their own sites or surf the Web at all. If they did, we would not have so many pure suck Web sites. Readability, navigability, and persistent searchable archives are apparently Crimes Against L33t Web Development. Why do site owners spend zillions of dollars for poo?
This page illustrates a fun new trend:
Pingtel News and Event
Pale fonts! A whole page of them. Fun! Perfect for people who don’t want to bother with reading the page.
Toyota.com is more of a commercial for Macromedia Flash than its own products. They don’t want visitors with slow Internet connections or non-Microsoft operating systems to visit their site. I don’t want a television experience on the Web, because it sucks rocks. Crappy video, crappy sound, and painfully slow. Expensive junk that no one looks at. What’s the point?
ftp1.digium.com/pub/asterisk is an example of a common mistake on Web indexes: truncated filenames. How the heck are you supposed to know what they are? It is very easy to display long filenames in a HTTP index, as this little howto shows. Just two little config lines fixes it.
Final rant: Web documents in .pdf only, or worse, .doc format, and no HTML page option. There are meeeelyuns of conversion utilities. Shame, shame, everybody knows your name.
I could go on and on, but what fun would that be? Tell me your fave Web horror stories.