Outdated UX patterns and alternatives

The section of the guide that I found most interesting is, Outdated UX Patterns, a collection of examples of what not to do when building a website, which tries to steer designers from borrowing from ineffective practices to solve common problems.

via Outdated UX patterns and alternatives.

The list calls out carousels, large background images, mega menu structures, text as images, overlays, page preloaders, too much social integration, auto play media, infinite scrolling, etc.