I often want to kill web designers. Ok, perhaps not kill. More like, strap them to a chair, lock their head in a vice, prop their eyelids open and then make them watch one of their poxy flash animations over, and over, and over again until it is burned deep into their visual cortex.
Flash animations have always been the anathema of a pleasant web experience. From incredibly irritating flashing / scrolling, pulsing adverts that make you susceptible to frequent seizures, to ‘cool’ popping-out, sliding about, fading / sparkling user interfaces that only an art graduate with his head firmly wedged up his own arse could love. Unfortunately Flash has been getting more powerful, and broadband getting more popular, so it seems Flash users feel they have more freedom to do whatever they like with whizzy, super-cool, vile abominations from beyond the veil. Some of them are so poorly designed that they hog a sizeable chunk of CPU and make me wonder why my performance stats have taken a nosedive just because I have a browser open in the background.
Someone just give these people a big fat crayon and let them draw on the wall, giggling and drooling inanely. The rest of us have work to do. Less is more, people.