Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma
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
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.