My favourite geeky blog, BoingBoing, just launched a redesign. It's good, a clean two column layout with lots of whitespace. And not so many goofy graphical badges.

But it still has way too many ads on it. Three graphical ad units (two animated) and two text ad units. The FMpub text ads unit blends in so well with the Google text ads unit that at first I thought they were all "Ads by Google".

I think it's great that the BoingBoing folks can make a living selling advertising on their blog. It's just there's so many of them. It's tacky and a bad experience for their users. But as always AdBlock Plus keeps my pages clean, although it's not blocking the FMpub text ads yet.

  2007-08-28 22:52 Z