February 1, 2007 1:27 pm
About.com, I Don’t Like You.
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.
They have useful information sometimes, but mostly it seems as though they grab someone off the street and tell them to write up an article.
Yeah, I totally hate them too
Yea… The layout is so tiny. I like have to squint my eyes to read it! :!:
Yeah it’s kinda annoying when I try to find some solutions to CSS or PHP problems… My search always continues after stumbling upon that site…