posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 11:24 AM
There have been numerous times whereby I've lost interest in an article because they have a big splash screen pop up right across the centre of it.
You click on the fake 'x' and get diverted to the products page, click back and either get caught in an endless loop which redirects you again or
end up with the immovable pop up. Stuff this, close tab and don't bother. It makes you wonder why the author would spend so much time for an article
no one ever gets the chance to read because it's bogged down with pop ups.
Some sites are horrendous, when I first started making webpages back in college we were taught you prioritise the content loading first (usually text
takes a miniscule amount of time) and then the various boxes can load whatever adverts they wish. Back in the day on a 28k modem you could be waiting
minutes. Obviously, advertising pays and from a marketing point of view they'd prefer you staring at 20 adverts loading before the content finally
appears - less consideration is given to the user and more towards those who stand to profit. To me though it's poor customer service.
There are also the sites where you are left with a tiny window to view the site through whilst fancy animated, bandwidth consuming and processor
grinding animated pop ups adorn the screen - this is particularly bad on smart phones where the need for quad core processors is less relevant to
gaming or running applications rather than getting the browser to run faster than a snail's pace.
I close down tabs now, I'm not interested in the rubbish they peddle. Sure, they still get the hits and statistics, maybe a few subliminal messages
across but it's the author of the article and site which fails to get across their message because it's buried beneath crap. Maybe they too rake in
the 0.1c per viewer from the pop ups and have money to host more sites and write better articles - but without a balance its nothing more than a
multiplying germ and no one reads their words.