Stop The Text Highlighting Already!

November 15th, 2006 by Jerome Dahdah

I’m having my really-bad-mood-day today, so I’m going to vent some of that here, and you can’t stop me. If there is one thing that really annoys me, it’s when people make their sites highlight keywords I searched for when I come to them via Google. Gah! Stop doing that! The worst are the ones that even persist on highlighting when I deliberately refresh the page to get rid of them. I know, I know, it’s supposed to be user friendly, helping us find the text passage and all. Well guess what: it isn’t. It’s really disturbing when reading text,, it breaks reading and line flow, it distracts the eye, and I’ve rarely ever seen a site that gives me a visible “TURN OFF” feature. I use the Firefox “find-as-you-type” feature, which is great when I ask for it, but hitting ESC quickly turns it off again. If you feel you must use it, at least let me turn it off easily. And use more discreet colors like 37signals do. That will be all.

4 Responses to “Stop The Text Highlighting Already!”

  1. Kayzah says:

    http://www.kleenex.com/de/

    http://www.tempo-web.de/

    http://www.hakle.de/product_feuchtsensitive.asp

  2. Jerry says:

    Yeah, yeah, I know. :P

  3. jtvader says:

    d´oh. i´m glad we haven´t been out for a beer that day :)

  4. neckcns.com says:

    LOL @ kayzah!

    i’m just glad i ripped off 37 signals’ highlighting colour when making http://www.webdesignerstoolkit.com/


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