There are a lot ways to go wrong in building a website, but this one is just unbelievable. So unbelievable that when designer Stelian Firez stumbed on it, all he could do is throw a screenshot up on Twitter with an “oh. my. god.” What madness is this?
oh. my. god. pic.twitter.com/DpXu7bpqkA
— Stelian Firez (@stelian) April 15, 2016
Yep, instead of a text field for your phone number, that’s three separate drop-down menus, the last including every number from 0000-9999.
It could have ended there. We could’ve walked away laughing and shaking your head. But the screenshot went viral, and people in the front-end business started to wonder whether they could invent an even worse way to botch the simple problem of entering a phone number.
— matt (@mgadda) April 19, 2016
This is a hate crime.
— Paulo Gaspar (@paulomgaspar) April 18, 2016
— Justin Blank (@hyperpape) April 18, 2016
— Pavel Dolgov (@xtasy64) April 18, 2016
What am I even looking at, here?
— Dan Kozikowski (@dfkoz) April 18, 2016
Is there no end?
— Jeff Auriemma (@jbones3000) April 18, 2016
— podule monger (@martineno) April 18, 2016
— Jordan Carroll (@ploogle) April 18, 2016
— Mary Branscombe (@marypcbuk) April 18, 2016
Ah, wait—maybe this:
— Ale/xander P. (@_iamale_) April 19, 2016
I give up. Can I just write my number on a piece of paper and fax it in?