Reason #487 Why I Don't Run Ads

Oct 23 2009

The image below links to a full HD (1920×1080 pixel) screen shot of the Tour of Flanders map on MapMyRide.com. The new line of iMacs and their massive displays not withstanding, that is friggin’ huge for a browser window.

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Do you see Tour of Flanders?

Not only is the site painful to navigate (give up on their site search and just use Google), but the maps are almost entirely unusable. Floating ads, several layers of banner, pop-ups, motion GIFs—I’m not sure I could create a more infuriating user experience if I tried.

By not running ads, I’ve fixed half the problem. I’m working on fixing the other half now… 🙂

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