Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Pet Peeves

Survey Says…Internet Pet Peeves: What Drives Consumers Away From Your E-Business Hostway Corporation

Pet peeves about commercial websites or how to drive customers away. Top three: of course, pop-ups, required registration, and required installation of extra software

“…more than 70 percent of consumers say they’re unlikely to purchase from, or even return to, a Web site after encountering these pet peeves..”

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More of what not to do on your website including dead links, worn-out phrases and solid pages of text. A few points to consider when designing a web site while considering your audience.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

What's really annoying is that surfers, myself included, have been reduced to using popup blockers to stop the insanity. What happens, then, from a programmers point of view is that we can no longer rely on (javascript) techniques for VALID uses of a popup. Essentially this at best complicates and at worst completely removes a huge tool from my toolbox. Check this out...see here...

Want to know whats really annoying??? The "new" popups I see are using Flash...so will we now need to have "Flash blockers"...? That's OK though...I find Flash annoying anyway...

Anonymous said...

a small price to pay to get rid of unwanted pop-ups