I’m taking a break from work because Google is kicking my butt, one day I’ve got the sites I maintain on the first page and the next they’re back on page two.
On top of that, everybody wants a glorified print ad in a mobile dominated internet. In other words they want ugly, overly bright, totally useless sliders so they can stare at their website on their 27″ monitor and go, oooh, pretty. They also want their pages to load at record speeds, while serving lots of useless pictures to their iPad.
Case in point:
This beast started out at 1.7mb, it takes up at least 3/4 of the page, it’s not clickable, has no alt tag, it adds nothing to the page SEO and Google pagespeed is 47/100. Not to mention it’s FUGLY!
But they told me it was “pretty.” “Everyone likes bright pictures” they said. Fortunately It’s nothing I need to worry about…. Yet.
Of course all this begs the question; How the hell are you going to sell somebody something if they’re using their IPhone and have to scroll down for days just to find your phone number or address??? Please put your phone number on top and make it clickable, then put your address right underneath ‘cus that’s all people look for when they hunt for you using their phone.
–See I can be polite when I want to, but most days I just don’t fucking want to.
Now to something strangely amusing.
Selectively Social has a YouTube iframe embedded in one of their posts, that shows some guy out of Georgia -Europe, not US- who does sound effects including birds, winds and operatic voices.
Did I happen to mention that normal work headaches combined with this latest website bullshit has made me so stressed out that I watched the whole bloody thing?
Lastly. To answer a question:
Yes I whine a lot. Because nobody knows this blog exists, so I can vent to my hearts desire. If people follow, that’s cool. If they don’t so what.
I write this blog for the same reason people keep diaries. It’s more socially acceptable than talking out loud to our selves. I do that too, but most folks who know me are used to it. 🙂