14 lousy web design trends that are making a comeback due to HTML5

Make no bones about it, HTML5 design is a massive, musty elephant in the room, and it is about to charge. In its path lies a flailing, unarmed Jakob Nielsen, backed up with legions of user experience professionals, who are gently sobbing.

The article lists:

  1. Loading screens
  2. Hidden navigation
  3. Making demands
  4. Images used for text
  5. Contrast fail
  6. Dubious animation
  7. Mystery meat icons
  8. Missing pages
  9. Bossy browser behaviour
  10. Tiny fonts
  11. Lame pop-ups
  12. Autoplay
  13. A smorgasbord of irritation
  14. Boring content delays

And ends with some common sense recommendations.