On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:25:27 -0600, "Bill in Co"
>Well, to be fair, at least some users like the extra fluff and stuff. Just
>not us Luddhites, I guess. :-)
The webpages that add all that crap, should have a "click here for
SIMPLE site" at the top of their page. And there is no reason to put
flash videos on a main page. Offer it on a separate page with "click
here to see video".
>> To me, Photoshop became worthless over the years, because there was so
>> many features I had no clue where to even begin. And at that time I had
>> version 5. I'm sure it's much worse now.
>> The same it true with the internet (web) these days. So much useless
>> crap is added to websites that they become worthless. I've shopped Ebay
>> for years, and lately their site has gone overboard with crap. I thought
>> it was just my old browser and OS, but I proved that wrong the other
>> day, while at a high speed WIFI, using XP and one of the later browsers.
>> It ran so damn slow it was ridiculous. I thought their goal was to make
>> sales, not produce a site that only a select few people can use. If they
>> keep adding crap, in another year, I wont use them anymore. THEIR LOSS!
>> All I want to see are some pictures, a detailed description, and the
>> price and other details to buy it. I dont need flash movies, things that
>> jump around on my screen, or cover part of the page (MOST ANNOYING), and
>> I really wish I could get rid of that damn left side of the screen where
>> they show "items you looked at". So what if I looked at it. If I was
>> interested, I'd still have the page open on a tab. If I closed it, I'm
>> not interested.
>> As slow as Ebay is getting, it's quicker to just drive to a store and
>> buy an item.
>Well, I think Photoshop has a place for serious photo work, which excludes
>me. But I'm sure there are graphic designers or photographers that
>appreciate the extra features it has.
I do agree that Photoshop is for professonals. And for the price, they
are the only ones who can really afford it.
>As for the web sites, I think it's just a competitive morass, with everyone
>trying to outdo each other to attract customers (who are young) to their
You're probably right, but when the snazz deters from the usability of a
site, a big problem occurs. Especially with a site such as ebay. It just
drives away potential customers.
>And if your site isn't snazzy enough, it gets ignored or bypassed (by the
>newage crowd, which is the one who is buying stuff, afterall).
It's a two faced coin. Us older guys also buy from ebay and other online
stores. So, while the snazz might attract the young, it loses those of
us with older systems, and people who dont want to waste 5 hours
shopping online, because the webpages load so slow., when we can go to a
store, and even if the item costs a buck more, you get it NOW and dont
have to waste 5 hours. Even if it involves the cost of gasoline, I can
shop in a store in far less time that 5 hours, unless the store is very
far away. That's why I dont shop online for common items. I only buy
things I cant get in a nearby store, or parts for something obsolete
such as my tractor.
I know some time ago, I spent a few hours on ebay trying to find a deal
on flash drives. Some were cheap, but the shipping was outrageous, and
so on. Hours later, I got in my car and drove to Walmart and bought them
for nearly the sane prices I saw online.