John Rainsford

Irish Blogs

March 31st, 2008

Although this is my first official blog, I have always had some form of a site for my work, which I felt was enough maintenance for me.
However in the last year I organised myself so that I would have time to do some cool stuff that I had wanted to do for a while, such as screenprinting, and then be able to try sell and write about them.
Anyway, as a web designer working in Ireland, I like to keep up to date with the Irish internet scene, through visiting blogs by Irish people in the industry or close to it.
One thing that strikes me about nearly every Irish blog, is the amount of Google ads placed throughout their pages. I find it hard to seperate actual posts from ads because the ads are usually so close to the topic of the post (which makes Google ads a great ads service).
I have no problem with anyone trying to make extra cash through Google Ads, but if they’re trying to communicate their message, the ads are definitely getting in the way, and I wonder if the return from the ads is worth their message getting partially or totally lost.

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I'm a web designer and developer for Pixelcode, based in Athy, Co.Kildare, Ireland.

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