December 16th, 2013 10:10 am by Vincent Flanders
Submitter’s comments: Flash may be dead, but its legacy of suck lives on in HTML 5.
Vincent Flanders’ comments: Interestingly, it doesn’t look as bad on mobile devices (iPhone 4 and iPad Air); however, the problems show up on the web version. The site is into that HTML scrolling technique which is so annoying. Scrolling is really for dating sites because you’re excited about what you might find. On 1927, the excitement gives way to annoyance. There’s a down arrow which means you’re supposed to use this as a guide for scrolling. Mac users don’t open up full screens and in the above example it’s difficult to find the down arrow that tells you should scroll down.
There’s also some Mystery Meat Navigation (MMN)—see the image below—and we all know how much MMN sucks.
The HTML5 trickery shown on this site is becoming more and more common. Stop it.