Here’s a no-no. Flex Developer’s Journal follows both Web 2.0 Journal and SOA World Magazine with the already existing pop-up method of displaying ads. I was looking to read an article on VMWare’s current market meltdown and had to click through the AJAXWorld advertisement.
BTW: You may notice that the Flex Developer’s Journal web site looks suspiciously similar to both Web 2.0 Journal and SOA World Magazine.
After further research, SYS-CON, owns all of these properties, so it makes sense that they all look similar and employ the same kamikaze-type advertising technology.
So, just like the horrid ad technology that you see employed at networked sites like TechTarget, SYS-CON Media utilizes the same type of intrusive advertisements.
From the SYS-CON Media site:
SYS-CON Media, founded in 1994, is widely recognized in the Internet-technology and magazine publishing industries as the world's leading publisher of i-technology magazines, electronic newsletters, and accompanying i-technology breaking news, education and information Web portals. The company has further solidified its dominant role in the i-technology space with the 2001 launch of an events business, SYS-CON Events (trade shows, conferences, and education).
SYS-CON's well-known and highly respected magazines’Web portals include: AJAXWorld Magazine (www.ajax.sys-con.com); Java Developer's Journal (www.java.sys-con.com); .NET Developer's Journal (www.dotnet.sys-con.com); Enterprise Open Source Magazine (www.opensource.sys-con.com); Linux.SYS-CON.com (www.linux.sys-con.com); SOA World Magazine (www.soa.sys-con.com); Wireless Business & Technology (www.wireless.sys-con.com); XML-Journal (www.xml.sys-con.com); WebLogic Developer's Journal (www.weblogic.sys-con.com); WebSphere Journal (www.websphere.sys-con.com); Flex Developer’s Journal (www.flex.sys-con.com); ColdFusion Developer's Journal (www.coldfusion.sys-con.com); PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (www.pbdj.sys-con.com); IT Solutions Guide (www.itsolutions.sys-con.com); Virtualization Journal (www.virtualization.sys-con.com); Eclipse Developer's Journal (www.eclipse.sys-con.com); Symbian Developer’s Journal (www.symbian.sys-con.com); Web Hosting Journal (www.webhosting.sys-con.com); and Web 2.0 Journal (www.web2.sys-con.com).