Anti-Web-Design Manifesto

Brandon nails it, from back in 2013 – sites are increasingly breaking what the web was intended to be. Sites are cramming as much bloated Javascript, ad-tracking, browser-specific nonsense. Blame monetization or a misplaced sense of ‘design’.

“We face jarring and questionable changes in layout and color schemes. Fonts change from page to page and introduce custom, one-off glyphs. The text we read is sandwiched by menus, ads and links to more “content.” We suffer audio and video that start on their own. We are required to use proprietary, security-hole-ridden plugins. Meanwhile, in the background, countless scripts fetched from countless unrelated domains waste CPU cycles.”

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