Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thought of the Day #203 - Web Clutter

A lot of the "big hitters" on the web -- news sites (like this screen cap from today's StarTribune.com site), department store shopping like amazon.com, or portals like aol or msn.com -- are driving me batty! They're trying to be all things to all visitors and while doing so they're driving people like myself away. Column after column of information. Can you imagine trying to read a book page that was divided into five columns and throw in advertising graphics, too? Ugh.

I think we need to get back to a simpler time...when we had one jumping kitty graphic per screen. A few "BR"s and then a peeping eyeball. That's right...animated GIFs. I said it.

I'm not really serious about the animated GIFs. (If you want to see those, you can find more than you can stand over at myspace.com.)

I am, however, serious about the overload of web clutter. Clean it up, people! I plan on doing the same.