May 05, 2004

Another important question that none will answer

Often I pose questions, ala Michele, upon which I am very interested in receivin' some feedback.. Of course, seldom does anyone actually give me their thoughts. I ain't gonna whine 'bout it, though, but I do pose them because I do want to know how some of ya'll feel 'bout certain things. Take for example this situation:

Recently on hotmail, there have been a series of FLASH ads in the panel along the right border for some site that will supposedly disclose how much homes in your area are worth (presumably for a small fee). There have been a couple of different ads with a little bird of some sort and another with six little houses. If your cursor crosses a certain part of the ad, the bird will move and chirp, or one of the houses will spin and a door bell with will ring. I know how this works and how to duplicate such as I do some FLASH design myself, but does anyone else find it so irritatin' and aggravatin' as to wish the practice would cease?

Posted by notGeorge at May 5, 2004 08:41 AM | TrackBack

Oh, even worse are the flash ads that spread out and cover the browser window .... with no "close" option, so you have to let them finish .... or, do like me and just go someplace else.

Posted by: Tony Rosen at May 5, 2004 09:10 AM

Oh, absolutely. The animated gifs that trade contrasting pics to get a strobe or flashing effect are even worse. I have a strict policy of immediately abandoning any site with such garbage. So not only don't the advertisers get my attention but the site itself loses my patronage.

Posted by: Jim at May 5, 2004 09:10 AM

It's all rubbish.

Why can't they use all that talent for good, non-annoying things?!

Posted by: GrumpyBunny at May 5, 2004 09:57 AM