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[GoDaddy] I have NEVER EVER seen such terrible design before

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ambassy, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Ambassy

    Ambassy BANNED BANNED

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    So I focus on multiple niches and thus I wanted to manage my domains in my GoDaddy account.
    They have a feature that allows you to categorize your domains in a folder structure, neat huh?

    So I went to my "manage-domains" page, I added a folder and added the corresponding domains in that very folder. Yup, all was green and good here.

    Afterwards I obviously wanted to view the domains in the folder. But even though the user interface is relatively simple I could not figure out how to bring up the folder itself.
    I tried every option, clicked everything, even edited the HTML, removing their ads which take up 40% of the screen but no. Something as implicit and intuitive as navigating to the folder simply didn't seem possible.

    So I contacted their support, with this high-tech issue.

    And guess what? There's a pixel-wide greyed out arrow which you can click (if you can even see/hit it) and it will bring out the folders view.

    Here's a picture of it (if you even can see it HINT: it's the pixel-wide grey arrow to the left).
    godaddy-awful.jpg

    And no, I have NOT cropped the image to the left, the grey area is a part of their website.

    What a dog shit design choice. Who the fuck came up with that shit?

    Look how much free space there is on the page - SO MUCH FREE SPACE. Yet they decide to go CSS-ape shit and completely hide it away.

    If this was a public page and the arrow was linking somewhere they'd get penalized by G for hiding their links.

    It blows my mind! How can such a HUGE website make such moronic design choices.
    This is HORSE SHIT!
     
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  2. Aty

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  3. Ambassy

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    There's a difference between bad design and pixelated cryptic bullshit.

    FYI: I'm not using GoDaddy by choice. The only reason the domains are there is because I've purchased them from their auctions.
     
  4. quietlearner

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    I'm amazed that they have any customers at all, but low price reigns supreme.

    The last time I used GoDaddy, it was to make some simple DNS changes for an ex-client. What takes a few minutes at any other host took up to 2 hours before the zone file was updated, which means an even longer delay to propagate the changes.

    I discovered that I made a typo and had to update the zone file again. ERROR. You can't update the zone file again while changes are pending. I had to wait the two hours until it updated then resubmit my changes for yet another wait.

    Absolutely the worst host on the internet, I seriously don't understand why anyone stays there.