Ads by Google
Dan of Hivelogic fame is messing about with Google Ads. So is John of Daring Fireball fame. Both have fairly minimal designs on their sites that have inspired many a designer. My portfolio site was inspired by Hivelogic – 1 column, header pic etc – it looks nice (but not yet on IE5 mac, I’m fixing it). Daring Fireball has a great, simple grey design that also ‘just works’. The addition of the Google Ads totally wreck both designs. Desist immediately!
If Google could offer their ad content and designers could style the text (‘cos it is ONLY text) that’d be much better. Unfortunately we can’t. So it’s gonna be hideous. I’m all for both these talented people to make a little cash, especially as the ads have the ability to be slightly more intelligent about what the users to these particular sites want, but does it all have to look so bad?
Tags: Web design