Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Landmine Adds

We've put up with adds that grow bigger, adds that sucked up all our modem bandwidth, and adds that are just annoying, like the one from with the cheesy crazy woman. Give-me-a-break!

Now we have landmine adds. These are adds that appear as a link (underlined) word on a page. If you mouse passes over the link the add pops up (not a real popup, a CSS trick). It only goes away if you click on the very tiny x button in the upper right corner.

Here is an example on tgdaily.

Are these sites and advertisers so clueless that they think their content is so great that such annoyances will not drive viewers away?

We can thank Vibrant Media for this blight on the internet.

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