Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Autoload of annoyance

Lots of news websites have an "autoload" feature for their articles:  When you reach the end of one article, the next article will automatically load in the space at the bottom of the screen.  This is annoying when a news website also puts the links for their "About" and "Contact" pages at the bottom of the screen.  The autoload feature actually moves those links out of my reach before I can click on them.  What gives? 

I took these two screenshots while browsing (Nation's Restaurant News).  I wanted to learn more about the site, but here's what happened:

Now to just move my mouse over the links, and....

Missed again!

After a couple tries, I realized I should just go to the site's homepage and navigate from there.

I don't know if there's an obvious solution that I'm missing here, or if it's really just a case of multiple news sites having a glitchy UX. 

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