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Pop-up blockers

I need to keel them. ^^



9:38 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hello, I am using Geocities for my personal webpage. Geocities is a great website supporter, but I do not like the constant pop-ups that block the page partially.


Any type of HTML coding, or software I need to use to block it.

P.S - If software, is there any free ones?

- Spiro

9:53 pm on Sept 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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There's Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, and WinXP SP2. Also, a bunch of add-ons for IE do this.

I recommend Firefox, but then, I'm biased. (It sure is awesome though, really.)

10:27 pm on Sept 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], Spiro.

While drbrain is right with the recommendations for browsers, I think you mean that you want to block the pop-ups for your users, not just for yourself.

There are a few example Javascript codes which attempt to block the Geocities popups, but I'm not going to post any here for one very simple reason: in the terms of service for Geocities (and most other free hosting sites), it is absolutely not permitted to use such code to block the popups which serve as the only revenue earner for the free hosting providers. If they find you using such code, they will cancel your account and delete your site without warning.

While I understand that you don't like the popups on your site, the only way you are going to get a popup-free experience for your visitors is if you switch to paid hosting. There are a load of hosting companies out there which offer real hosting for less than $5 a month.

11:05 am on Sept 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, Geocities isn't that bad- the ads can be minimized or even got rid of. They don't really get in the way. And obviously you wouldn't want to get rid of them with code because they'll find you and wipe your site...

The only problem I notice is that they generate about 20 html errors!

But yeah, go to getfirefox.com and get an updated browser for free.

11:45 am on Sept 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes, get FireFox and enjoy popup-free browsing and a whole host of other great features (not to mention faster browsing). But don't stop there; once you've tried FireFox, "advertise" it heavily on your Geocities site! Tout how it kills popups and is the fastest thing on wheels when it comes to browsing. You'll wind up with people thanking you for recommending such a great browser.