Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Experiments in Ad. Layouts|| |
| For a many many years, Kamat's Potpourri did not feature any advertisements, honoring the wishes of its creator. Then I argued and convinced my dad that for any institution or publication to survive and grow, it must support itself, and started carrying carefully chosen, non-obstrusive advertisements.I have thus far strongly resisted the demand to carry pop-ups, pop-unders, and even intense animations.|
Now, due to advertiser pressure, I am experimenting with the new big, bold advertisements on Kamat's Potpourri. It looks like these box ads (as they are known in the industry) seem to be here to stay.
Like Bob Dole used to say "I just can't win!"
(Feb 02): Net Banners Getting Bigger
Flash is 100% bad and how to turn off Flash.
Non-intrusive Text Ads
Update Nov. 20, 2004: I have yanked the box. Sorry, no distracting advertisements for you!
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Monday, November 15, 2004|
Last Modified: 11/22/2004 8:40:49 PM
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.