I was alerted to this list from The Loop and thank God I clicked the link because the list makes me infinitely happy. I was involuntarily nodding my head as a I read through each one. A couple comments on specific points that I have attempted to exemplify in my own website design:
Drop-Down Menus: In short, every time I hit a hover-over drop-down menu on a website, I cringe because I know that it will not work well on mobile devices. The interesting thing about this style of design is how it actually leads right into two other list items.
Flash: Really?! Is this even a question anymore? The only things for which flash was ever useful were drop-down menus and media/animations, both of which should be taken care of easily by not using them (see above) and using other, better technologies, respectively.
Mobile-specific Sites: With the advent of responsive design, mobile sites, or “‘m.’ sites” as the list calls them, should be a thing of the past. However, if the desktop version of a site relies heavily on drop-down menus or flash (see above), the web designers are backed into a corner and forced to create what amounts to dumbed-down versions that are user hostile, especially in the event that the user wants to get to the real site from a mobile device. If you must have a mobile site, have the decency to let me get to the Desktop version from my smartphone or tablet!
Here endeth the lesson. Enjoy!
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard