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.
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.