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What are the worst sins in a website aimed at selling things to developers?

Survey period: 19 Jul 2021 to 26 Jul 2021

I'm not saying we're a pedantic, fussy unforgiving bunch. Just be careful when trying to be clever...

Using technical terms and getting them wrong35956.54
Trying to be developer hip21433.70
Obvious coding errors in the page (page is broken, errors in the console etc)35555.91
Obvious security holes, especially on purchase pages31649.76
Beginner errors in form submission workflows (no client-side validation, getting confused by trailing spaces etc)26641.89
Trying to impress the audience with their "cleverness"22335.12
Insisting that customers communicate through social media (eg Facebook Messenger, Twitter etc)41865.83
Trying to block certain actions, but leaving them wide open to anyone who uses the browser Developer Tools16525.98
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

GeneralOh yes - V reminded me ... Pin
OriginalGriff22-Jul-21 20:18
mveOriginalGriff22-Jul-21 20:18 
sites that hide the delivery costs page, or "calculate it at checkout" so you can;t tell how much an order is going to cost until right at the end and can't compare total cost with other sites ... Mad | :mad:

I had one of those recently: £300 worth of wood - great price per meter - £100 for delivery. But you don't find that out until they want a credit card number.

I went for a site asking £330 for the wood and £30 for delivery ... all costs shown up front.
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Generalother ... Pin
V.21-Jul-21 22:42
professionalV.21-Jul-21 22:42 
GeneralSocial Media Pin
Matt McGuire21-Jul-21 6:11
professionalMatt McGuire21-Jul-21 6:11 
GeneralPolitical correctness and Wokeness Pin
Tasadit20-Jul-21 22:44
MemberTasadit20-Jul-21 22:44 
AnswerOther Pin
AnotherKen20-Jul-21 12:31
professionalAnotherKen20-Jul-21 12:31 
GeneralOther Pin
Christian Vester20-Jul-21 12:05
MemberChristian Vester20-Jul-21 12:05 
GeneralWordpress Pin
Member 1416722720-Jul-21 6:55
MemberMember 1416722720-Jul-21 6:55 
GeneralSalespeople and No Documentation Pin
Lucas Vogel20-Jul-21 6:34
professionalLucas Vogel20-Jul-21 6:34 
GeneralOther... Pin
CHill6020-Jul-21 5:53
mveCHill6020-Jul-21 5:53 
GeneralOther Pin
vjedlicka19-Jul-21 21:48
Membervjedlicka19-Jul-21 21:48 
GeneralOther Pin
BillWoodruff19-Jul-21 21:24
mveBillWoodruff19-Jul-21 21:24 
GeneralRe: Other Pin
Slow Eddie20-Jul-21 4:54
professionalSlow Eddie20-Jul-21 4:54 
GeneralRe: Other Pin
Tasadit20-Jul-21 22:48
MemberTasadit20-Jul-21 22:48 
GeneralPoor Handling of Debit Cards (rant) Pin
Jalapeno Bob19-Jul-21 6:51
professionalJalapeno Bob19-Jul-21 6:51 
GeneralOther - not explaining clearly what it is and why I need it PinPopular
Marc Clifton19-Jul-21 5:12
mvaMarc Clifton19-Jul-21 5:12 
GeneralRe: Other - not explaining clearly what it is and why I need it Pin
John Wellbelove19-Jul-21 22:53
MemberJohn Wellbelove19-Jul-21 22:53 
GeneralLack Of Clear Pricing PinPopular
snorkie19-Jul-21 3:58
professionalsnorkie19-Jul-21 3:58 
GeneralOh my, a sales and marketing straw poll. PinPopular
Ron Anders19-Jul-21 3:10
MemberRon Anders19-Jul-21 3:10 
GeneralThe use of jargon flood Pin
W Balboos, GHB19-Jul-21 1:54
mveW Balboos, GHB19-Jul-21 1:54 
GeneralIf that thing is software / frameworks / libraries... Pin
Sander Rossel18-Jul-21 23:03
professionalSander Rossel18-Jul-21 23:03 
GeneralNeeds another option Pin
OriginalGriff18-Jul-21 21:44
mveOriginalGriff18-Jul-21 21:44 
GeneralRe: Needs another option Pin
W Balboos, GHB19-Jul-21 1:50
mveW Balboos, GHB19-Jul-21 1:50 
GeneralRe: Needs another option Pin
ronlease19-Jul-21 2:57
professionalronlease19-Jul-21 2:57 
GeneralRe: Needs another option Pin
Erik Burd20-Jul-21 4:45
professionalErik Burd20-Jul-21 4:45 
GeneralRe: Needs another option Pin
Mark H220-Jul-21 12:11
MemberMark H220-Jul-21 12:11 

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