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comment by zebra2
zebra2  ·  292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 4, 2018

I just wanted to vent: why must so many major media and entertainment sites be such a fucking mess? I'm browsing at my work computer, where I don't have adblock, and trying to read this interesting article, but the page is a disaster. The loading wheel at the top won't spinning. An ad on the side constantly refreshes with new stupid shit. Ads in line with the text load as I scroll along, changing the format and pushing the text down making me lose my place. A full-screen video ad autoplays in the middle of the fucking text. It's unbearable to read like that.

It's not just one site either, and it's not just ads. The BBC is just one example that uses slow, annoying parallax that makes the article title unreadable as soon as you scroll a tiny bit, while most of the screen space is wasted on stupid meaningless garbage.

It's like this on practically every big-name article-driven site. Get your shit together.




kleinbl00  ·  292 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    why must so many major media and entertainment sites be such a fucking mess?

Because you're supposed to download their app, duh. How else will they send you push notifications based on geolocation?