- There is no value added by the flash animation in the splash
screen. Long animated introductory screens only delay the
user's entry into your site, and some users will give up
before they reach your main content.
- The animated button is hard to click. Do not make users
work hard just to follow links. Buttons should never move,
and should rarely have animations on them.
- The color scheme of the intro is not easy on the eyes.
Text should be on subtle, solid color backgrounds. Colors
in web sites should enhance, not detract from the purpose
of the work.
- The moving button and illegible text on the intro make
it impossible for users with limited eyesight to access the
site's content. Moreover, the site does not work properly
with screen readers for the blind.
- Never have a page which says "Site Under Construction."
If there is no meaningful content, do not put the unfinished
site on the web. Otherwise, it is understood that all web
sites are in flux; you do not need to draw the user's attention
to omissions in your site. Moreover, error messages should
never get to the user unless they are related to a problem
on the user's side that the user can fix.
- There is no way to mute the sound. Repeating sounds should
always be accompanied by a clearly marked "mute" button.
- The sound distracts the user from being able to click the
button. Sounds should be used for a purpose, i.e. to give
information to the user or give feedback that an action has
- The sound is unnecessary and makes the screen take a longer
time to load. Web sites should always be designed to minimize
load times. Many users simply leave a site if they are presented
with a blank screen.