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angry fruit salad

noun

any Web site on which there is a large amount of visually distracting media such as animations, video clips, blinking text, banner advertisements, and sound clips

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angry fruit salad in Technology

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A bad visual-interface design that uses too many colours. (This term derives, of course, from the bizarre day-glo colours found in canned fruit salad). Too often one sees similar effects from interface designers using colour window systems such as X; there is a tendency to create displays that are flashy and attention-getting but uncomfortable for long-term use.
[Jargon File]
(1995-11-24)

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