I don't do rants.
One thing that really annoys me is French websites.
Why do they all have to be flash heavy, noise laden, with music? When I look at a website I am looking for information, not a complete entertainment package. What on earth is it about these people that makes them think I want to listen to their appalling choice of lift music? Why do I need a clicking sound if I put my cursor over a link? Are they convinced I am so interested in their business - before I have even read anything about it - that I am willing to sit and wait for their revolving, sliding all over the place, fading in and out pictures to load?
I have news for them - and for website owners in any other country, too.
I don't like these things. If I arrive at your web page and the text isn't loaded by the time my eyes have focused, you have lost a customer. No matter how good your product is.
Your website should be an advert for YOUR business - not a boast of how "clever" your web designer is.
I had debated with myself (it's fun, you should try it) as to whether I should put links to some of the websites I find most annoying, but I will save their blushes.
Instead, I will post a nice, calming photo of the Claise river at Martizay
There. That's better.