Why most websites except for ours suck ass these days

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This article is going to be a bit off-topic from what we usually talk about on here. Before anything else, I will say that I have been wanting to rant about this for quite a while. I figured while things are slow, I’d finally get to it.

Many of you have noticed over the last couple of years that almost every damn website has changed drastically in regards to format/design/layout. It’s become annoying and truly awful. Even my own damn phone updated it’s software and damn, it sucks.

Maybe I am a creature of habit, but with all of these changes, my computer has slowed down big time. I’ve had to turn off the Flash Player just so I can get a website to run promptly. And that’s also with a brand new laptop too.

I know I started to see these changes two or three years ago and now, it’s become even worse. It’s almost as if companies actually think these changes are making their websites better. In reality, it’s making it even shittier. I’ve seen it with websites such as ESPN, NHL and NFL. Last year, it really pissed me off with how the NHL changed their website drastically. It was just fine before and now, it lags constantly.

The other day, my phone upgraded it’s software. It’s the same fucking shit with just sending a text message now.

Then, there is this website that you are reading this article on right now. Take a good look at it. For eight years, this has remained the exact same. The same layout, colors, whatever else. It’s there. When I log in to make a post like this or comment, the administration page has changed big time too. Posting articles and uploading pictures has become a clusterfuck. It’s absolutely fucking ridiculous. Fuck you, WordPress. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

I don’t know if any of you feel the same way about all of these websites changing, but I am pretty damn happy that I don’t want nor need to change anything up. Sure, it’s sucks some of the regulars over the years have left. But I know a lot of you still read this place and probably appreciate that nothing has changed about this place. It doesn’t slow down my computer. It probably doesn’t for you guys, either. It’s one of the few places on the internet that I love coming to. And as always, it’s all gratitude from me to all of you for reading.

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5 Responses to “Why most websites except for ours suck ass these days”

  1. dvxprime Says:

    Two comments:

    1) I have a separate blog with WordPress. The only issue? The first year I used it, I could post videos from YouTube with no hassle. the second year? They want me to pay $99 a year just so i could post videos (and do other stuff). Yeah…no.

    2) Other sports sites DO suck…especially the major ones. Sports Illustrated is the WORST. They’ve always got 100 videos and ads trying to play at the same time and it just slows everything down. And God help you if you have Adblocker.

  2. genrebuster Says:

    I built my website with WordPress, it looks pretty good and works well for me. That said, sometimes it’s a little slow…but it’s relatively easy to maintain and had I paid a web designer to do something similar it might have cost me $2500 or more.

    But I’m with you Fro…some of the news and sport sites take much longer to load and I’m sick of videos autoplaying, endless popups and clickbait for crap that I’m not interested in.

    It can be a real time suck. I like THIS site the way it is.

  3. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Multiple videos playing and blasting volume even when you mute them before it autoplays

    Wastelands in the comment sections with 40-year-olds still showing off their crude teenage humor and behavior “Haha Michael Jordan crying meme! LOL! two points for my humor! and if you don’t like that, then YOUR an idiot!”

    Terrible layouts. Anyone remember when Yahoo! Sports changed their layout about four years ago? It was an infinite scroll front page and had a background that made it impossible to view the text. I had to stop visiting that webpage because they hadn’t changed it after a month and it was literally unreadable.

    People won’t leave their political opinions out of anything.

    Popups.

    …. I could go on and on. None of these affect this simple little website. So yes, thank god for this website not sucking ass.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    Pie,

    I don’t remember the Yahoo site as you mentioned, but many other sites are the same way. It’s stupid. All of these “tech geeks” are the absolute worst because all others think they are smart and therefore, follow suit. I think around that time you mentioned is when all of this started. I can’t even log in to my bank website without it being a pain in the ass.

    And for anybody who has issues with pop-ups, I use the AdBlock for Chrome. It’s helped quite a bit, but still slows the computer at times with those websites that have a done of content. What I like about it the most is that any ads that are supposed to play on YouTube or when I watch some shows, it skips them.

  5. genrebuster Says:

    Some sites are refusing access unless Adblockers are disabled. Fuck ’em, I’m happy to move on!

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