Homepage exclusive: watch your performance

Wlw

Recently I´ve noticed that „Homepage Exclusive“ ads are becoming more and more popular on the web. As in case of Spiegel Online the ad defines a new background color and the top and right side beneath the content get´s special elements (mostly response elements). The bad thing is, that if there are big Flash Layers, or whatever code, which was not programmed in a clean way, the whole site gets slow – very slow. Today there is a homepage exclusive on Spiegel which is so bad coded (Flash with response element) that the site is nearly not viewable anymore – i´d appreciate that spiegel technicans should watch the quality of the ads they are running on the site – first comes content, then comes ads. (in case of Flash we may help you 🙂 )