angry fruit salad

angry fruit salad

(abuse)
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.
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Among the terms, angry fruit salad refers to a website with too many distracting visuals.