Top Ten Most Wanted Design Bugs
AskTog has an excellent summary of the most egregious software design bugs. From his list, my two "favorites" (meaning the ones I also hate the most) are:
One Tog didn't mention, but that I find really bothersome is restricted to Windows:
One of Tog's top design bugs that I don't agree with is the "Ooooh, shiny!" bug:
|"Bug Name: My app is more special than the others"
Bug: Programmers part from the OS interface standard...
In effect, this bug consists of developers inventing their own UI gadgets and controls. I completely disagree with this. Why? Simply look at WinAmp, arguably the ultimate custom application user-interface for Windows. Its main claim to fame was the skinnable, highly custom UI that, oh by the way, looked a hell of a lot cooler than a normal Windows application. And Justin Frankel only pulled down about $200 million for the effort...
Ten Most Wanted Design Bugs