- On smaller screens/windows, the "plugin examples" slides overlap the text at the top, particularly the subheadline/description. Obscuring this text prevents visitors from immediately understanding what the site is about, which could cause them to bounce quickly.
- I'm not a fan of the missing vertical scrollbar, but that's just a personal opinion. It should be noted that it does appear if you use the arrow keys to scroll, but not if you use PgUp/PgDn or Home/End. If you page down and then start scrolling with the arrow keys, you get scrolled back to the top of the page to where you would have been had you used the arrows from the start. It's inconsistent, and potentially confusing.
- I'm not sure about the advice to non-Perl programmers that "if you don't know Perl, you can just use this Rosetta Stone-like page to hack it together using your language of choice as a reference". Again, that's a personal opinion, but it seems like it could easily lead to poor quality plugins.
Just put the content below and don't be fancy. This will let you get rid of that silly bar with the x, which doesn't do anything useful.
All in all though, the idea seems cool. I may look into Duck Duck Go again sometime.
Some of these are listed on our Goodies page: https://duckduckgo.com/goodies/
New plugins are announced on http://twitter.com/duckduckhack
It would be really awesome if when I went to duckduckgo.co.uk it would default to UK search instead of US! :)
Also, some users don't like that country level redirect and prefer the .com.
One solution, which does require a couple of steps is to use our Cloud save & save your settings anonymously in the cloud.
At the bottom of the settings page (https://duckduckgo.com/settings.html), you can enable cloud save, there is also a FAQ.