Does anyone else become infuriated when they visit

over 6 years ago from Thomas Rawcliffe, Designer & Developer of stuff for people

  • Mike MulveyMike Mulvey, over 6 years ago

    I feel like this about more and more of the web each day.

    Page bloat, ads — and sites that disallow adblockers — are getting way out of hand.

    15 points
    • Thomas RawcliffeThomas Rawcliffe, over 6 years ago

      I could not agree more. It seems that over the past couple of months sites have amped up their advertising.

      I get it, but it's executed so poorly.

      1 point
      • Cory DymondCory Dymond, over 6 years ago

        I get it, but it's executed so poorly.


        The reason ad blockers exist isn't because I don't want you to serve ads to me. I'm actually pretty cool with ads. I'm not an idiot. I know a business like Forbes can't pay people to write good content if they aren't making ad money. The reason I have an ad blocker is because your ads, like the flash ads of yore, are a fucking flesh eating virus taking over the entire page.

        I can't get it to serve the ad it originally did when I first visited the page, but the actual content of that article was seriously about 30% of the screen area. Even with the slightly less intrusive ads it's loading now, the content is 41% of the available screen area. That is fucking INSANE.

        1 point
    • Pedro PintoPedro Pinto, over 6 years ago

      There's a cool Outline article about this topic:

      1 point