So, I visited this website called copypastecharacter.com. I was wanting to get HTML codes for icons. I saw the following feature on the site:
I thought this feature was to track how popular the current page was. The closer the circle was to the smiley face, the more popular these particular HTML codes were. I clicked on the smiley face to like the page, but instead zoomed the page.
Isn't this terrible UX? Who associates a smiley or frowning face as an application for zooming? Is there any research supporting why this feature exists?