Why DZone’s cross-promotional footer sucks
I’ve hated their footer from the very first time, so it was quite funny when they even put up an article to describe how they did it! I mean, cmon you guys, do you ever use your site???
“So, what’s wrong with the footer?”, you might ask.
Well, it has a critical (toujours d’apres moi) usability problem… It makes your life difficult by now allowing you to use the END button.
Picture this: You find out that there are a few new comments in an article that interests you and you click to load the article, then hit END to see the comments. Imagine what that gets you: a 1280×1024 (and more) view of everything but comments… WTF!