[Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 5 08:06:33 UTC 2012

On 4 Dec 2012, at 19:09, Todd Allen <toddmallen at gmail.com> wrote:

> That's nice and all, but there should also be no "sticking". When I scroll
> a page, I expect the -entire page- to scroll. Anything that breaks that and
> "moves with" or "sticks with" the page is extremely visually distracting
> and gets hit with AdBlock at once, even if it's just a "Share This" bar. It
> indicates either poor design or an attempt to deliberately distract, and
> either is unacceptable. If that means "more days" of banners that can be
> scrolled past, more days it is. And no, I'm not the only one I know who
> thinks so.

That seems a very personal, and technically adept persons, viewpoint.

This IS, as you identify, an attempt to deliberately attract notice.
You are not the target audience, though, so feel free to us Adblock
:-) problem solved!

> Also on the subject of flow:
> A: Because it reverses the normal reading flow.
> Q: ...

I think you might have gotten this the wrong way round ;-)


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