Reader's Corner No. 111: The UX of Porn Tube Sites, GitHub's Funniest Code Projects, and Why Performance Matters

August 22, 2019

Lots of fantastic article contributions today! First up, AIGA Eye on Design is here to teach you why bad UX design CAN be good for business in their latest porn-inspired column. Next up, we have a Quartz article that shares some of the funniest code projects found on GitHub. And finally, EMT Hillel Wayne breaks down just how exactly a quarter-second computer lag can mean life or death, in his recent blog post titled "Performance Matters".


The UX of Porn Tube Sites Are Designed for the Ultimate Money Shot

David Minton

Source: AIGA Eye on Design

Takeaway: What is good design? Design in general, and web design in particular seems to be constantly evolving, through various fads and trends. While most are for the better, with web design changing based on the capabilities, and limitations of the dependent technologies. Good design is a relative term when it comes to web, where contribution to organizational success supersedes pure aesthetics. Porn sites, however, seem to buck design trends and user experience (UX) conventions, and not by accident. The porn industry has been a leader in developing, and monetizing the Web since its inception, and user analytics and usability testing has been leveraged to create awkward looking, but seemly effective sites. How do they do it, and should we take some lessons from questioning orthodoxy and letting data steer user experience?

Tags: #Design, #UX


When Programmers Get Weird: The Funniest Code Projects on GitHub

Madelyn Yonnetti

Source: Quartz

Takeaway: In this article you can find some of the funniest code projects. Make America great again by using TrumpScript (Disclaimer: "...the current field of programming languages does not include any that Trump’s glorious golden combover would approve of.”). Or, tired of using regular old Lorem Ipsum? Try out Justin Bieber Ipsum, or Pasta Ipsum.

Tags: #Programming, #GitHub


Performance Matters

Jay Roberts

Source: Hillel Wayne

Takeaway: A small performance degradation can cause EMTs to avoid software putting human lives at risk. How much MORE willing will people be to avoid using your website if it is slow?

Tags: #Performance


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