February 24, 2008

'I hate Flash ads'

Writing about web page http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/02/21/adobe-employees-say-they-know-nothing-of-flash-on-iphone

No Flash means fewer ads. This is a very good thing indeed.

Erm, no it doesn’t. I swear these people actually believe that Flash is solely responsible for the existence of advertising on the internet. Listen up: once Silverlight and HTML5 get here, all those animated ads you can currently (and easily) block with FlashBlock are about to get even more annoying. Wait until DHTML ads properly arrive and you have DIVS flinging about about all over the page, and then remember the days when annoying advertisements stayed in their little square boxes. Flash isn’t just web advertising, and web advertising doesn’t need Flash to be annoying.


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  1. iflasher


    i just looked up ‘flash fanboy’ in the dictionary and there was a picture of you!!!! ;)

    24 Feb 2008, 23:32

  2. Steven Carpenter

    I speak as I find, Mr. Hinckley IP address :-D

    24 Feb 2008, 23:41

  3. Mike Willis

    There may not be ads being flung around the page in divs much at present but I’ve seen them and there’s plenty of other crap in divs already. Like ‘would you ilke to take a survey?’ ,’here’s a little preview of the web page this link goes to’ and ‘hey you accidentally clicked on a random word on this page – here’s an advert for something tenuously related to that word’.

    Fortunately there exists Adblock.

    25 Feb 2008, 17:59

  4. Steven Carpenter

    Don’t get me started on those double-underline ‘links-that-are-tenuously-related-ads’ – they drive me mad, madder than a Flash ad ever could! Sounds like a song lyric…

    25 Feb 2008, 22:41

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