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Nbcnews.com (formerly msnbc.com) has a history of terrible design choices. One of the worst, which I wrote about back in 2010, involved some ridiculous header that remained invisible when the site loaded unless you chose to scroll the page up. While I had no doubt that they would continue their tradition of making bad design choices, […]

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This is 2013 Right?

Seriously? Hey Cisco, it’s 2013 right? Not 1813 where carrier pigeons and the pony express are the preferred means of communication. You are one of the world’s biggest technology companies, yet you’re telling me that the simple task of unsubscribing from one of your spammy newsletters takes 10 days?!?! 10 DAYS! Are you serious? This basic […]

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The following is my opinion of what you should never do when redesigning a series of successful websites (or even a single website), and is based on recent changes to the Gawker network of sites. Gawker Media, owner of popular sites like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Jalopnik, recently began to introduce a new layout among their network […]

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WTF Google?

Add this to my list of things Google has done to piss me off. As of July 1, 2013 Google is killing off their RSS reader. Why? I have no idea. It’s  a great, free product that does what a decent news reader should do. So why keep it when they can kill it off […]

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The Pop-Up is Dead. Long Live the Pop-Up.

Many years ago, most web browser makers killed the ability for web pages to spawn annoying pop-up windows. You know, those irritating windows that just appeared out of nowhere without anyone asking you if you wanted to open a new window. Advertisers were the main cause of this obtrusive practice which they employed relentlessly to […]

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