This is a list of stuff that has annoyed me on various web pages I've visited. I've learned from what I have seen and this is why I'm going to do to make my web page, and the world, a better place.
Come on, any semi-competant web surfer type person should, by now, know how to get to one of the many search engines out there. If you haven't come across the concept of search engines yet, you should get around more.
This is my web page, this is not a government tourism page. New Zealand has pollution, New Zealand has landfills, New Zealand has smog, but, New Zealand has me, which is very good.
It's ok saying hello to your friend Bob, but when it's a band-width sucking animated evil Java thing that auto-loads, that's not ok! It's even worse saying hi to pets. Animals don't surf the net.
I was, but so what. It can be taken as read that most people were at some stage in their life born. I can think of many other things about me that are more interesting than details of my brith and early childhood... wow.
I like my status bar. It tells me things, like where links go to. I don't like a stupid greeting scrolling across when I'm trying to see something on the status bar. It might be ok if the message went across once, but it never does...
This sucks on ANY web page. The build-up, anticipating the fabulous web site, only to discover that it no longer exists. It doesn't take much effort to check that links are working.
Some people like frames, but I don't. They can be good, but most of the time there's like three little boxes that require lots lots of scrolling to fully view. Frames also suck when they are used to have an advertisement at the top with a smaller box below with the main information in it.
It's amazing how many people there are who have a really badly layed-out web page that just sucks then they offter their "services" as a web page designer. Just because you're good with HTML doesn't mean you're good at designing.
Things like "This is a bit of shameless self-promotion". Is there such a thing as shameful self promotion? The way I see it, it's my web page, I'm paying for it, and I can put what I like. And crap like "Obligatory e-mail address" or "Gratuitous (noun)". It was amusing the first time.
Either have a photo or don't. It's ok if you don't have one, but saying you don't have one is really dumb.
This can be hard to avoid, but I will try. Oh, I will try... (I also need to cut back on the dot-dot-dotting...)