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Dear makers of banner ads

17

Jul
13:15

News

Dear makers of banner ads

 
What the hell is wrong with some of you?

We here at Weebls Stuff like to try and get ads that fit the tastes of our visitors as much as possible. And most people are happy with that. What they aren't happy with, and neither am I, is when your adverts slow everything else down because you're using every possible effect in Flash at once.

Oh and thousands of floating logos, or arrows, or sim cards, or whatever.

You need to slap whoever is making the banners for you because it's getting ridiculous now. I'm on a super fast PC with a top-of-the-range graphics card and they still slow everything down. It's not only annoying for everyone but why would you want an advert that jerks along at 2 fps for the majority of people out there? Use video if you must but don't expect flash to move millions of objects around in a timely manner.

It is possible to have good looking ads that don't whore processing time like some sort of vector based pimp you know. I'm willing to bet that most of them are made by the same new media agency staffed entirely by young urbanites with floppy hair and zero understanding of optimsation. Did you never have to use 56k or slower modems growing up? Did your personal email address end with aol.com till recently?

Your zooming, blurring, glowing, whizzy, whiizzy, bang, bang ads might look stylish when running on some sort of super-duper-computer (possibly from the future, alliteration fans) but to everyone in an office or school they are just as annoying as pop-ups.

STOP IT.

I am now going to get some ads removed from this site. If you run a site yourself and agree with me then join me in protest. If enough people do then maybe some common sense will prevail.


[EDIT] Just to clarify, I wasn't talking about any of the ads currently on the site. The offending ads were removed and an email sent to the agency who made them. Hopefully they will listen.
 
Murder ban

06

Jul
13:49

News

Murder ban

 
A little known fact, mainly because I’ve just made it up, is that Weebl’s Stuff has been going since 1866, when it was called ‘A Chronicle of the workaday activities of two eggs’ and was available in both Magic Lantern and Zoetrope formats. Here’s an example of one of the articles from the newspaper that accompanied it.

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Bum-aches of The Carribbean

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May
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Bum-aches of The Carribbean

 
How you doing? It was a bank holiday this weekend, and in typical style the weather was drizzly and minging, so I packed away the barbecue and headed down to the local cinema to take in a talkie. Pirates of the Carribbean: Worlds End had just started showing, so I ventured in, and three and a half hours later I emerged, blinking in the sunshine rubbing my numb rump, with this to say…

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Spiderman 3

15

May
17:00

News

Spiderman 3

 

Its been a while since I’ve been approached to review a film and I was really excited when I was asked to take a peek at what I had already decided was going to be the biggest and best film of the summer!  Spiderman 3.

You all know the theme tune (at least I hope you do – or maybe I’m much older than I realise) … Spiderman, Spiderman... does whatever a spider can etc etc, which in this case may be true, because your average arachnid wouldn’t be able to make an entertaining film with $250 million either.

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Hotel De Schmaris

11

May
14:54

News

Hotel De Schmaris

 

Hiya, how’s it going? Sorry I’ve been a bit slack with articles, but I’ve been squirrelling away working on a film script. Sometimes you can get a bit blinkered doing that on your own, so I thought before I get this off to editors and publishers I’d run it by the discerning Weebl’s Stuff readership. Here you go.


Hotel De Schmaris

By Sarah (Double Dizzle) Darling

Synopisis:

Rich, young and useless socialite Schmaris goes to jail for a crime she did commit. Will her peppy nature, boulevard smarts and spunky vitality get her through. Will she learn anything on the way? And are we finally rid of her for good?

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