What are the annoying features of websites?
- Site's who'se authors' dont know whe're to put/not put apostroph'es.
- Company sites that waffle on about how many customers they have and their Fortune n listing, but contain no product information.
- Sites with a huge amount of information but no Search.
- Sites with a huge amount of information and a Search that's hidden obscurely in tiny print several pages down.
- Sites with a Search that returns multiple references to each document.
- Sites with a Search that doesn't return things you know are there.
- Sites with a Search that doesn't give synopses, forcing you to download obscurely-named 20Mb PDF or PowerPoint files to discover whether they contain what you wanted.
- Company sites that don't contain any information on their obsolete products, i.e. the ones you are most likely to actually have, but have lost the manuals for.
- Sites designed by retired supermarket managers who keep rearranging things so that you can't find today what you saw yesterday, let alone link to it.
- Sites that assume all their readers are in the US, e.g. insist you enter your State, won't accept a 'phone number in non-US format, don't state currency units, have a list of "major world cities" which includes Backwoods Ohio (pop 32 + a dog) but not London UK, ...
- Sites that draw the adverts first and keep you waiting for what you really came for.
- Sites that were prepared by a consultant who didn't consult any of the staff who really knew what information customers needed.
- Sites that were prepared by a consultant who did consult the staff who really knew what information customers needed, and then "improved" it beyond any resemblance to reality.
- Sites with discussion boards for general questions (i.e. not restricted to their own company's products). It's enough work keeping up with Usenet groups without following other people's.
- Sites with no sense of national pride who insist on being .com instead of .co.uk etc. and giving all their prices in USD, which means you don't realise they're in the next street.
- Sites which launch pop-up windows which don't fit the screen, but have no scrollbars.