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StapleButter
Posted on 07-09-15 12:52 PM (rev. 2 of 07-09-15 01:37 PM) Link | #61973
Infinite scrolling

Like, is regular paging not cool anymore?

Infinite scrolling is cool for the first few 'pages' of content. Wow, it loads more as I scroll down, cool. But if you need to view an old entry, you find yourself scrolling and scrolling for hours, unless you realize you have missed your entry (or unless your browser crashes because the page has grown too big-- sure, it loads more contents, but it doesn't unload old contents).



Using AJAX to load whole pages (when clicking links and such)

What's the deal with that? Why do they need to replicate the browser's functionality?

This is a bottomless well of issues. For example, on Youtube, you search for a video. You scroll down the list, and click a video. You want to go back. It remembers your scroll position on the previous page, sure... but it tries to apply it BEFORE the previous page has loaded, making it useless.

Sure, that's Youtube coding, no surprise. But there's also the thing that browsers are able to cache old pages, to some extent, so going back shows you the old page without making requests (and shows you what you had entered in fields if there were any). This type of AJAX page loading completely bypasses the browser's caching logic. Not only do they step on the browser's toes, but they also manage to cancel its functionality.



Generally, overusing AJAX

Have you ever noticed glitches when posting on GBAtemp (or probably any Xenforo board)? You submit your post, it appends the post via AJAX, all cool... but half the time it also duplicates the thread's last few posts.

I have no problem with AJAX functionality when it's coded right. But when it's borderline useless AND they mash together shitty buggy Javascript, they need to just stop.

Is this board less usable because posting takes you to a new page instead of appending posts via AJAX? Nope.



The HTTPS bandwagon

How could I have forgotten about it. HTTPS makes sense when you're sending sensitive shit, like bank account credentials. But what sense does it make for a random messageboard or blog? What's the point of encrypting every damn thing? Believing your data are safe from the NSA? They don't even care about you.

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GreenThunder1337
Posted on 07-09-15 03:19 PM Link | #61982
>The NSA is watching YOU

Illuminati confirmed.

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Lunarius
Posted on 07-09-15 03:24 PM Link | #61983
Posted by StapleButter
Oh and more modern web trends that should just die!


I could list more :

• Advertisers.
• People who are practically getting at your feet to buy their useless product.
• Automatic response machines.
• Spam that is randomly piled up in your email's Inbox.
• Annoying businessman who constantly call you.

The whole world became infested with advertisements. I don't think there's much we can do about it. :(




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gridatttack
Posted on 07-09-15 04:18 PM Link | #61984
Infinite scrolling should die.

Youtube comments used to be that way, until google came to its senses and added a button instead (but the comment section still sucks)

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StapleButter
Posted on 07-09-15 04:19 PM Link | #61985
'Load more' buttons are as bad as infinite scrolling. They're actually making it worse. They require interaction and still have all the downsides of infinite scrolling.


Just use goddamn pagination.

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gridatttack
Posted on 07-09-15 04:25 PM Link | #61986
It used to be like that IIRC.

Until the new google+ thing came and ruined comments.

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Yami
Posted on 07-09-15 06:22 PM (rev. 2 of 07-09-15 06:22 PM) Link | #61989
Posted by StapleButter
Have you ever noticed glitches when posting on GBAtemp (or probably any Xenforo board)?

Ever heard of vBulletin?
It's even Glitchier than XenForo, even though it uses fewer AJAX (is it true?).

StapleButter
Posted on 07-09-15 06:24 PM Link | #61991
"the token has expired, go fuck yourself"


vBulletin needs to die

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SquidEmpress
Posted on 07-10-15 02:28 PM Link | #62065
Also when "switch to desktop version" is hidden on mobile so you are forced to use the inferior mobile version. Relatedly you have to practically use the mobile version of YouTube on a phone because the desktop version has the search bar scroll of your screen for whatever reason.

And then there's the good old use of Flash.

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MercuryPenny
Posted on 07-10-15 02:42 PM Link | #62066
Flash is a bloated pile of crap that should really be replaced already.


send me your terrible userbars and such to advertize in my footer ;^)
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youtube i never use

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StapleButter
Posted on 07-10-15 02:46 PM Link | #62068
Youtube is on that way. Pretty much video exists in HTML5 in all possible resolutions by now, so they could as well stop calling HTML5 experimental and drop Flash already.


Besides, not sure how that'll last given their coding skills, but the HTML5 player works fine. The Flash one is a pile of shit and keeps glitching for whatever reason.

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TheToxicRyu
Posted on 07-11-15 08:38 PM (rev. 2 of 07-11-15 08:39 PM) Link | #62141
I hate that sometimes when i go to download a zip file it redirects me to some website that gives me a .exe downloader and most of the time it's fake

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Yami
Posted on 07-12-15 04:21 AM Link | #62149
That's simply a matter of visiting the right Site, and not believing all those YouTube Videos out there.

Nadia
Posted on 07-12-15 01:15 PM Link | #62161
Mobile sites that have ridiculously small text and disable zooming are incredibly annoying, and it's even worse when it's not easy to get the desktop version or they ingore the option in the browser to request the desktop version. How the fuck am I supposed to use your site when I can't read the text?

SquidEmpress
Posted on 07-13-15 03:54 PM Link | #62215
Well, this is more on one's own computer than on the web, but why have arrow keys been replaced by the WASD keys? I mean, arrow keys make more sense. <_<>_>

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GreenThunder1337
Posted on 07-13-15 04:14 PM Link | #62216
Posted by SquidEmpress
Well, this is more on one's own computer than on the web, but why have arrow keys been replaced by the WASD keys? I mean, arrow keys make more sense. <_<>_>
For right-handed people.

Notice how the control stick/d-pad is always on the left side of controllers.

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SquidEmpress
Posted on 07-13-15 04:17 PM (rev. 3 of 07-13-15 04:19 PM) Link | #62217
It's not that difficult to use the arrow keys with the left hand, though. :P

But even then, it's just that WASD is not in the same format as the the arrow keys or the dpad. If the arrow keys were the left and WASD was replaced by IJKL, I'd still prefer the arrow keys because of the same reasons.

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Sevrault
Posted on 07-14-15 12:51 PM Link | #62248
Online surveys you have to complete just to visit premium content are SO annoying. Then again, most of the time something's fake if you have to complete a survey to get it.

YouTube || Twitter
kinda addicted to team fortress 2 now whoopee


Yami
Posted on 07-15-15 06:53 AM Link | #62267
Don't do those Surveys, they're not mostly fake, they're always fake!

StapleButter
Posted on 07-15-15 07:05 AM Link | #62269
>surveys



ahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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