February 1, 2007 1:27 pm

About.com, I Don’t Like You.

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Is it just me, or does anyone else hate about.com? Anything I find there is either a) utterly worthless or b) so ad-filled and poorly laid out that I can’t figure out if it’s utterly worthless or not.

I can’t stand that awful orangey-red color of all their sidebar links – it vibrates against the white and makes the page difficult to look at. It gives me pop-up ads even in Firefox and some of their inline ads are so giant they compress the column of text to about 150px wide.

Any time I click on a search result link without thinking and it takes me to about.com, I usually close the window before I even bother to read the information. It’s that bad.


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