15 Design Decisions That Annoy Readers addresses one of my pet peeves.
Snap Shots allow a reader to view a website’s design by simply hovering over a link. The feature is annoying for several reasons:
- Readers have no choice in the matter. Now a reader can opt-out. Opting out still sucks, however.
- Snap Shots are obtrusive.
- Snap Shots are arguably unnecessary. What is the value of knowing what a blogger’s site looks like anyway?
Please oh please oh please, if you have Snap Shots on your blog, turn them OFF. I hate it that WordPress.com has Snap Shots enabled as the default (
and doesn’t allow readers to opt out, either I was wrong, actually readers can opt out on WordPress.com.). If you have a WordPress.com blog and haven’t sussed out how to turn them off, here’s where to go on your Admin Dashboard.
Just uncheck that box exactly like I have it there, then click on the UPDATE EXTRAS button, and they’ll be gone.