Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.

The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.

The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.

Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.

It feels like frontend engineers and web designers do their hardest work to make the whole experience of browsing the web completely miserable.

Why can't I open some embedded YouTube videos in full-screen? Why can't I just click Back when I want to go back without breaking the entire page? Why is this video playing by itself when I didn't ask it to?

Who are the people designing these completely terrible experiences? What happened to them? Who hurt them?!

@neilalexander capitalism hurt them. i can bet like 90% of frontend and web designers don’t want to make these horrible experiences, but have to because an upper executive decided that’s better

under monopolistic capitalism it becomes possible for it to remain profitable while providing a horrible service, because where else are you gonna go? and when that happens, it becomes a race for the most profitable experience, not the best one


@mopthelop @neilalexander
> i can bet like 90% of frontend and web designers don’t want to make these horrible experiences

yo, an n-word JS developer gotta eat

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