"I'm Sorry, Webmaster/Webmistress, But Here's Why I Left Your Site..." copyright 2001-02 John Evans
You have to admit that there are some pretty wonderful-looking sites out there. In fact, most of them are really nice. But, there are some that just don't seem to get idea.
No, I'm not an EXPERT web designer, but, just like you, I know what I like, and what makes me leave a web site.
So, just for a while, let's pretend that I'm sending an email to..."someone". And reason for writing is simply to let them know why I didn't visit their site for very long.
Any one, or more, of examples below could have been used. They would not have been sent to offend anyone, only to let them know that MAYBE it's one of reasons their sales are not what they expected.
Who knows, it might actually help someone!
1. Winking, blinking, flashing, bouncing, rolling, jumping, twisting graphics. I came to your site because something attracted me to it. But, how can I concentrate on your offer, with all that distraction?
2. Text, or graphics marching across my screen. I didn't come to your site to see how clever you were at web design. If I want to see a traveling marquee, I'll go to a theater.
3. Your site runs way off my screen, and I have to scroll back and forth to read your offer. No, I'm not lazy, I just don't want to wear out my 'scroller'.
4. Long, long paragraphs, that not only have 150 sentences, but run clear across screen. Would be much easier to read if you broke it up into many paragraphs, and put into a table that is only half screen width.