A Plague of Floats on Your Browser
In relation to Nats post I have been wondering lately whether we will start to see a similar problem on mobile devices as the browsers on them get closer to the current crop of PC based browsers.
One reason why I’m getting involved with initiatives like Mobile Ajax
By Nat Torkington
Now that Firefox 2.0 is out, I’ve heard a few people asking ‘is that it?’ I remember how awesome it felt to have Firefox 1.0’s popup blocking working for me—it felt like the browser was on my side. Now it’s time to look ahead and see what else can help us take back the web.
At the moment they’re rare (e.g., TVNZ and MSN only show them once per user per day) but if we learned anything from 2001 it’s that greed will ruin user experience if it can get an extra buck in ad revenue. We got popup blockers as a result of the 2001 popup orgy. What’s going to save us from the 2007 float invasion?
(Via O’Reilly Radar.)