The web needs fewer doorslams and more personality

Around a year ago, experience designer Aral Balkan complained about doorslams—modal messages that interrupt user flow, to ask them to download your app. We recently wrote about how devs are increasingly rallying against such anti-patterns.

Mobile enthusiast Terence Eden has gone further than most, with Tumblr blog I Don't Want Your Fucking App, an amusingly ranty response to doorslams that berates the companies engaged in this practice. Only not everyone’s amused; as Eden explained in a recent blog post, a HackerNews discussion on his blog focussed mainly on the issue of swearing rather than doorslams. Eden (TE) spoke to .net about why he thought doorslams should “fuck off” and why the modern web could do with a personality injection.

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