When Sites and Apps Annoy Me

I really find those ads / promos / social network begs that obscure a site’s content to be incredibly annoying. And it turns out I’m not alone; there’s a website that outs the major culprits.

Obscuring a site’s contents is just about as annoying as an app that insists its users to rate it upon launch. And, yes, there’s a website that outs the apps that are guilty of doing that.

Here’s a thought: Instead of begging for a review, app developers should make great quality apps. If the app is really stellar, reviews will be written. Don’t force your users to rate your app, especially when he or she launches your app with the intent of using it to get work done. It’s a distraction that only fuels my need to respond by leaving one star reviews.

-Krishna

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About the author

Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at krishnadraws.com.

  • Jake Eskel

    Related add on for Chrome and Firefox: Stylish.
    Basically? Rewrite the CSS for any page you visit, blocking out the stuff you don’t like. For example, this is one I wrote for What-If.XKCD
    http://userstyles.org/styles/91547/what-if-xkcd-dark-and-simple
    For movie watching sites, I often find myself added ids to a list of elements to block. Best bit is that changes get saved!

  • http://www.shokk.com/ shokk

    I like using Ghostery on Safari to block all that stuff.