Web Designers Who Should Be Hit By Giant Asteroids


The motherfuckers who make me sit through a goddamn motherfucken Flash animation before I can navigate the goddamn motherfucken piece of shitte Web site.

EDIT: Title updated to remove reference to dying in a fire.

Comments

  1. F [is for failure to emerge] says

    Fair warning: You may find a significant number of commenters showing up to tell you why you shouldn’t use DIAF.

    You know there are sites out there which are nearly 100% Flash? Yeah, the Web can be total crap.

  2. Lithified Detritus says

    It’s not that difficult.

    Imagine that you had a loved one who died horribly in a fire. Now imagine how many people there are for whom this is true.

    It’s called empathy.

  3. says

    I think a curse that’s meant for hyperbolic/comedic effect should always err on the side of “laughably improbable” (such as the giant asteroid) instead of “could easily happen”. Dying in a fire is unfortunately not uncommon.

    Nonetheless I agree: web designers who clearly don’t give a fuck about how their site functions and would rather it animate them prettily at the very least need a smack with a rolled-up newspaper. “Bad designer. Bad!”

  4. Lithified Detritus says

    Live and learn.

    Good on you for that, CPP.

    “Bad designer. Bad!”

    True, but keep in mind that while the designer can offer ideas and advice, ultimately s/he has to deliver what the client wants. A good friend of mine is a web designer, and is designing a site right now for a group I represent. The group rejected the first design, and insisted on changes. While I like the result, it could have turned out badly. I am traumatized by the idea of my friend dying in a fire, but not so much by the image of him getting smacked with a newspaper. If he gets hit by a giant asteroid we are all screwed anyway.

  5. Trebuchet says

    Once those web designers have been hit by the asteroid, can we send it on to the morons at Adobe who program the flash plugin for Chrome? You know, the one that constantly crashes? And pretty much crashes my old XP machine to the point of needing a reboot? You’d think the constant updates (which come prepackaged with an unwanted McAfee product) would include a fix, but apparently they aren’t capable of that.

    “Shockwave Flash has Crashed”. Well, of course it has. It does every day.

    PS: Yes, I’ve already disabled the built-in Chrome flash player.

  6. Lithified Detritus says

    I think a curse that’s meant for hyperbolic/comedic effect should always err on the side of “laughably improbable” (such as the giant asteroid) instead of “could easily happen”.

    I think that this sums it up very well.

    And, yes, there are a lot of hack web designers out there who should get smacked with a newspaper. The giant asteroid would cause too much collateral damage.

  7. TGAP Dad says

    Are we suggesting that being hit by an asteroid is better than dying in a fire? FWIW: I want to see the entirety of Adobe go up in flames, and all Flash content be destroyed by malware. Anonymous: please see to this (the malware, that is).

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