This is a bit of privileged peevishness. There is this absolutely horrible piece of CSS that is widely used on many big name sites — it is used for portable devices like iPads and iPhones, and what it does is completely change the displayed formatting of the site. Suddenly, pages aren’t scrollable, but are broken up into screen-sized chunks, and you no longer change views by scrolling up and down, but by swiping side to side. And it throws a couple of cryptic icons on the bottom of the screen (do I want to know what the rocketship does? No, I do not.) It is classic too-clever-by-half web design, and I hate it.
When I’m browsing on my iPad, and I run into a site with OnSwipe enabled, I just abandon it. Nope, not worth the hassle.
What I really want to know from sites that use it is a) what made you think your readers want to abandon all the comfortable conventions of the web experience when they read your site on a portable device, because that makes no sense at all, and b) did you pay money for this piece of shit?