Blinking Links

11th May 2004 · Last updated: 5th October 2016


The author of this site has decided to apply the style text-decoration:blink to every link. I kid you not. This is the equivalent of using the <blink> tag around each link. It wouldn't be so bad if there weren't long lists of links on the main page. (I didn't venture any further into the site - can you blame me?) Worse, the main navigation menu, a long list of links itself, also blinks repeatedly - how are you supposed to click on anything with certainty? (Answer: you don't. You hit the Back button and get out of the site as fast as possible.)

What a way to lose visitors by annoying people. The design is also poor in my opinion, with an annoying Flash banner at the top. I couldn't stand the pointless animation of the photographs and text used.

If you're feeling brave enough, try the site yourself. The worst abuse of web coding yet?

Comments (3)

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  1. Stefan Hayden:
    perhaps they don't know as I am useing IE 6.0.2800 on Windows and they are not flshing for me at all.

    Posted on 12 May 2004 at 2:56 am
  2. Simon Jessey:
    Just imagine how much WORSE it would be if all the links blinked at a slightly different rate, or were out of step with each other.

    Posted on 13 May 2004 at 7:56 pm
  3. Chris Hester:
    If IE6 doesn't support the code, do you think it's a ploy to make other browsers look worse?

    Posted on 13 May 2004 at 9:05 pm