Yesterday, I stumbled upon a blog that knocked me off my feet. And not in a good way. This blog had a glittering background, a blinking cursor that changed images when hovering over a link, 20 or so animated gifs in each post, and almost 50 large images in each page. Thank goodness there was no music playing or else it probably wouldn't have ever loaded on my screen.
I thought that the site may have been a relic. You know, a webpage from days past when gifs and pixels were huge, and everyone wanted to show off their adoptions or savvy at having multiple effects on their sites. Goodness knows I had one or three back when I was learning how to make webpages Geocities-style. But nope, it's current and still active. And really annoying.
I understand the desire to have a blog that stands out from the rest, but overloading it is not the way to do it. A simple and clean layout that's easily navigable is a much better solution.
What say you?