I get pretty frustrated with modern web sites. Here are my pet gripes:
Who decides that videos should autoplay? The designer or the client? I hate this feature and indeed the newest version of Edge will include options to kill autoplay. Thank the lord! But who ever thought it was a good idea?
Again with video is the way information bars at the bottom actually impinge onto the video. Since these are not part of the video why not create room at the bottom of the video frame for them so they don't obscure the video?
Finally with video, why, oh why, have a great big arrow slap bang in the middle of the picture when paused? Invariably obscuring just the part of the video one wanted to see maybe?
Facebook is a good example of how not to lay out a website. The part of interest to the visitor is a single column in the middle of the screen. [I'm talking desktop/tablet here]. The rest is pointless bumpf or advertising. It looks a mess.
On opening Netflix, we are presented with a large panel featuring some film they are promoting. For a few seconds, a text summary appears under the title but before you can read it, it vanishes. WTF? In other areas, the summary is far too short to be useful forcing you to play the film. no doubt that's the idea but isn't very user friendly.
Once playing, if we want to change subtitling for example, we have to be ultra precise with mouse positioning or else all sorts of popups pop up! Terrible.
If I go fullscreen, do I need a massive big notice plastered all over the site telling me to press ESC to quit that mode? Really?
I am aware that in every case here, a person or persons has made a conscious decision to impliment this. I feel as if I want to identify that person and wring his neck. I hope his ears are burning.