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MrMobodies:
Just researching on someone and found an article that wouldn't load after the cookie notice and dimming overlay:
https://archivesit.org.uk/interviews/lord-kenneth-baker/

archivesit.org.uk###ccc-overlay

I wonder, is that another one of those fake loading animated spinners overlays refusing to let me see the article behind it:

archivesit.org.uk##.se-pre-con


I guess the fake "preloading" thing is more important than the article itself that it is set to stay ontop

Looking further a second time the spinner did appear and disappear after a couple of seconds with the rule removed (to make it show again) so I am not sure why it hanged on the first occasion.

It it set is set to fade/flash on every page load/link delaying it by covering the contents up by a couple of seconds.
Very stupid as the article seems to load instantly with the fake loading spinner overlay hidden.

I wonder.. who thought that was an excellent idea and not one that can cause inconvenience and annoyance.

MrMobodies:
I have just discovered a change on Ebay in "Sellers store" so I switched off the extensions to see what would happen:


Also new feedback form with a dimming overlay.

They used the same class element name but added esp at the beginning:

--- Quote ---ebay.co.uk###esp-oly-mask
--- End quote ---

Massive big spammy toolbar:


--- Quote ---ebay.co.uk##.str-mini-header-wrap
ebay.co.uk##.str-controlbar-wrap.sticky
--- End quote ---




See all... a bit like that thread I started a while back on "click here to see more."

At the moment clicking that leads to the old design with the page numbers.

I wonder will they do away without that soon and then I could be clicking that "See all" button and scrolling repetitively or forever endlessly just to find things with no way to track and no clue as to how far I am when looking at seller's listings especially if they have a lot to list. Another stupid idea being implemented by Ebay.

Maybe I should phone Ebay Concierge server later  to complain about before it is too late.

YurkshireLad:
Here's a prime example of the crappy state of modern websites:
 * Immediate pop up that stops you reading the content, which you are forced to close - CHECK
 * Cookie confirmation dialog - CHECK
 * Pointless chat dialog with useless bot - CHECK
 * Massive images that pad out the content and add nothing to the content - CHECK
 * Massive, annoying header that resizes as you scroll and restricts your view of content - CHECK

https://www.wellpcb.com/usb-pinout.html

So overall, I give it a 10/10 rating on the "s****y site to avoid " scale.  |O



SilverSolder:

--- Quote from: YurkshireLad on February 21, 2022, 02:37:03 pm ---Here's a prime example of the crappy state of modern websites:
 * Immediate pop up that stops you reading the content, which you are forced to close - CHECK
 * Cookie confirmation dialog - CHECK
 * Pointless chat dialog with useless bot - CHECK
 * Massive images that pad out the content and add nothing to the content - CHECK
 * Massive, annoying header that resizes as you scroll and restricts your view of content - CHECK

https://www.wellpcb.com/usb-pinout.html

So overall, I give it a 10/10 rating on the "s****y site to avoid " scale.  |O

--- End quote ---


Another irritating thing many sites do nowadays is:

* When moving the mouse pointer away from the browser:  Immediately popup browser-filling crap to capture your attention just one last time before you go.

Even if you were reading the site and just moved the mouse to take notes or something.

Numpties, shouldn't be let near a computer.

MrMobodies:

--- Quote from: YurkshireLad on February 21, 2022, 02:37:03 pm ---Here's a prime example of the crappy state of modern websites:
 * Immediate pop up that stops you reading the content, which you are forced to close - CHECK
--- End quote ---
Hiding the first dimming overlay:

--- Quote ---wellpcb.com###elementor-popup-modal-57398
wellpcb.com##.dialog-widget.dialog-lightbox-widget.dialog-type-buttons.dialog-type-lightbox.elementor-popup-modal
--- End quote ---

Doesn't seem to hide the scrollbars that time.


--- Quote --- * Massive images that pad out the content and add nothing to the content - CHECK
--- End quote ---



Look to me like a stock photo put up with little effort or taste just slapped there.

https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitOrqhWQcutKdIBC728sLo2eocN_1tpqXjAm701Ckbippszgemvo_1ptC1SbdXeJo1zQn2M2XCDIbHq--K_1yAYfaHGdXMNw6655FQjeJ37UD98AxDdFiK_1MSMXSbGZHWOkmXkHjHNWV4aMsDNCT8rzet93qDW1B2Xi7LtW9JHpOnwu2M9KiM4_18ne5Jq9zeoTzumnMeLDFhv9dswowZ_1VA8BVeHkJ4HTz5BQfZchkBij5JB68e3_1w6x1tMSTh-HAVCGMRxFepeTnENCOEryuw6_1Hz3Uz5XSamgc2FnFHseElpYURr8G9jMKM6Gb8kV9YMLQ56xqiygxdYgbKhP1ewFRt5-PnLoQ&hl=en-GB



I wonder if there is a name for this stock photo practice, where they get any stock photo they can find and just slap it on the page with hardly any effort where it has a larger presence than contents.

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