Websites behaving badly
Friday, Oct 18, 2013
* I’m not the only one with site problems today. Steve Rhodes…
The Tribune and the Sun-Times websites were both crashing my browsers today. Insane.
* Also, Gatehouse’s awful pop-under which displays their “Up to the Minute” page has got to be revamped. It causes a huge memory leak that inevitably crashes my browser if I don’t close it right away. I cannot tell you how many incomplete blog posts I’ve lost because of that stupid page.
A week or two ago, I woke up in the morning to find that everything on my computer was unbelievably slow. I finally realized that one of those moronic “Up to the Minute” pages had been left open all night. I have a Mac. It takes a lot to stop a Mac. But Gatehouse (SJ-R, PJStar, RRStar, etc.) routinely does so. Enough, already.
Hey, if I want to see a site’s latest posts, I’ll just refresh my browser, OK? Stop causing harm.
* And while I’m at it, my paid Crain’s subscription works fine on my home computer, but their site won’t let me access their subscriber content on my laptop. Ugh!
* Are there any particularly nasty website problems out there that you’d like to talk about?