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This Week’s Pet Peeve: ENTER SITE Buttons

After going to all the trouble to get me to visit your site, WHY do you make me click on an additional button to actually see it?  Are there any of you web experts out there that can give me a SINGLE reason that a blank page with the link ENTER SITE is a good idea?  What’s the point?  It just makes me aggravated, which is not the emotion you want from someone visiting your site.

Am I crazy?  What do you think?


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  1. Think of the “enter site” pages as a door knob . . . but only if the door knob is made of tears and inconvenience.

    To me it seems like one of those things that eager young web designers do to make their site seem all exclusive and important. It’s the “I can so I will!!!!!” attitude. While you’re at it, why not add a drop shadow to everything? Or use Comic Sans for all your text? Or add a moving gif of sparkly Lisa Frank Trapper-Keeper art to intro your site? These things could work.

    Less is more folks! 🙂 I agree with you Phil. Enter site buttons makes me wanna punch a goat.

  2. Time is a major factor so if its going to take me even 2 minutes to be able to access aything on a site with all these door knob additional buttons – im just gonna get frustrated and close it off…Sometimes SIMPLICITY is a way to avoid all sorts of complications that lead to timewasting;anxiety and frustration.So you aint crazy Phil..Feel the same way.

  3. The only good reason I can think of is when it accompanies a warning of restricted content to under age users so you have a choice to enter or not. Otherwise you’re right, they’re quite useless.

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