I’d like to use the web my way, thank you very much Quora.

Mobile webpages which pop-over an annoying reminder to use the app defy the spirit of the web, especially if there’s no reasonable excuse for an app vs. a webpage. Webpages which then obfuscate the webpage and hold them hostage when you decide not to use the app, are just disgraceful. Instead of placing obstacles, improve your mobile webpage!

As with most things, there is a relevant XKCD: http://xkcd.com/1174/

_”Sites like this want to have their cake and eat it too. They want Google to freely index their content for searching, but when a person tries to actually READ the site they’ll pop interstitial ads, use DIVs to cover the content and actively hide it from the user. The uncomfortable tension for a business is that the web will never see content that’s not indexed (by Google, effectively), but it’s not OK to serve one piece of content to the GoogleBot and another piece to the live user.”

I’d like to use the web my way, thank you very much Quora. – Scott Hanselman

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